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Ebola virus may have mutated to become lethal for humans, says study

Ebola virus may have mutated to become lethal for humans, says study

Scientists say that the Ebola virus may have mutated to become more lethal to infect humans during the recent outbreak in West Africa.

Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha: Death toll plumps to 48 as three more succumb

Three more persons died of Japanese Encephalitis virus on Wednesday in Odisha`s Malkangiri district, taking the death toll to 48.

'Dengue, chikungunya need close attention in India'

Though India was not at risk of an Ebola outbreak, there have been many such outbreaks in the past, including bird flu and swine flu, Piot, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPH-H) in Hyderabad on Sunday night.

UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance: Five things to know!

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities.

US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

The US on Monday called for candour and openness ahead of NSA-level talks with China here, the first such high-level political dialogue since an international tribunal rejected Beijing's expansive claims over the strategic South China Sea.

Experts for central epidemiological database to deal with bio-terrorism

Experts on Thursday emphasised on a strong and well-integrated programme in sync with the different governmental arms to deal with bioterrorism, as diseases like Ebola and Zika could emerge as possible threats.

IS spreading like cancer, Ebola: UN

The war raging in Syria has "provided the perfect breeding ground for extremists and terrorists to take root in the society," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in Geneva.

US to use Ebola funds to fight Zika virus

The US has announced that it is transferring nearly USD 600 million which was leftover from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing menace of Zika virus.

Fresh Ebola outbreak claims one in Liberian capital

The Librarian government on Friday confirmed a new Ebola case traced to a 30-year-old woman.

WHO confirms new Ebola case in Liberia

WHO said a 30-year-old woman died of Ebola on Thursday while being transferred to a hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Inovio Ebola vaccine shows positive results in phase I human trials

The vaccine was safe, tolerable, and generated strong T cell and antibody responses in its fully enrolled phase I study of 75 healthy subjects.

Ebola no longer poses global health risk: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

New form of Ebola virus may cause disease in humans

 The Reston virus, a member of the Ebola virus family which is known to circulate in domestic pigs in Asia, may acquire the few mutations necessary to cause disease in humans and to develop into a novel health threat, researchers have warned.

Guinea govt says two people have died from Ebola

Two people from the same family have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, the first re-emergence of the virus in the country since the outbreak there was declared over in December.

After Ebola and Zika, this new virus is poised to infect humans: Study

According to a new study, a SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans.

Low-cost portable device that can detect Ebola

The device could be particularly useful to monitor endemic, epidemic and pandemic disease outbreaks in resource-limited developing countries that need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital.

US researchers call for WHO to take rapid action on Zika virus

Georgetown University researchers urged WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to heed the lessons of Ebola and act quickly to combat the Zika.

Fear, doubts obstruct efforts to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone

The new death was a setback for the region seeking to end a two-year epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people, and it was followed by a second case on Wednesday, heightening fears of further transmission.

WHO confirms death from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free on November 7, last year but remained under a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance to ensure no hidden chains of transmission have been missed.

Antibodies of Ebola virus have been found out

A recent research has engineered the first antibodies that can potently neutralise the two deadliest strains of the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever.