MERS claims two lives in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed two more lives, bringing the toll in the country to 363 since the virus was detected in 2012, the Saudi Arabia health ministry announced.

Stay home and watch TV to curb swine flu spread

Apart from hand washing and wearing masks, watching your favourite shows on TV at home can also help reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as swine flu and influenza, a study has found.

Amitabh Bachchan plans to start campaign for Hepatitis B
Amitabh Bachchan plans to start campaign for Hepatitis B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is planning to start a new campaign for infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours
New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours

Researchers have developed a device that can diagnose 1,000 pathogens in the blood in just six hours and potentially help save thousands of lives each year.

Global infection outbreaks rising since 1980: Study

The number of outbreaks of infectious diseases and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, says a study co-authored by an Indian-American professor.

Ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness: WHO

The Ebola epidemic shows that the world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe health emergency, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said Monday.

Google Earth Engine to soon predict malaria on maps

University of California, San Francisco is currently working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.

Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered two new vaccines that can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person by nearly 40 percent.

Global initiative launched to fight infectious diseases

The US Thursday joined 26 other countries and key international organisations to launch a global effort aimed at combating the perils of infectious diseases, Xinhua reported.

US, 26 countries launch effort to fight outbreaks

The US and 26 other countries began a new effort Thursday to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.

Nanoemulsions to target infectious diseases: Study

Nano-engineered oil droplets can be used to target infectious diseases and provoke specific immune responses to deal with side-effects of broad-spectrum treatments such as chemotherapy, according to a new research.

Googling about symptoms can predict disease outbreak

Irritated at recurring symptoms? Searching for an online diagnosis on google is not a bad idea before visiting the doctor.

1,764 died of infectious diseases in China

A total of 1,764 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in December alone, the country`s health and family planning authorities said Friday.

Facebook, Twitter give clues to prevent disease spread

Facebook and Twitter could provide vital clues to control infectious diseases by using mathematical models to understand how we respond socially to biological contagions, scientists say.

Camel may be MERS virus host: Study

Researchers on Friday pointed to the Arabian camel as a possible host of the deadly human MERS virus plaguing the Middle East.

Pneumonia behind death of 18% of kids under 5 globally

Pneumonia and preterm birth complications are the most common causes of death among children under 5.

Pneumonia behind death of 18% of kids under 5 globally

Pneumonia and preterm birth complications are the most common causes of death among children under 5.

Infectious diseases killed 1,400 in China

Infectious diseases led to the death of at least 1,419 people in China in July, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Soon, a FluPhone app to track spread of infectious diseases!

Researchers at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory have developed a new mobile phone application that will help track how infectious diseases like flu are spread.

Soon, a FluPhone app to track spread of infectious diseases!

Researchers at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory have developed a new mobile phone application that will help track how infectious diseases like flu are spread.