A National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) team from Delhi is being summoned to Goa to probe a mysterious viral fever, caused by wild ticks, in the rural, forested Goan village of Pali that claimed nine lives over the last few weeks.
After triggering a cyber world conflict between the US and North Korea, a potent virus masquerading under the pseudonym of Hollywood movie 'The Interview' has been seen prowling in the Indian cyberspace to attack and damage Android-based smart phones.
Scientists have cracked the code used by a major group of viruses to spread infections such as the common cold, HIV, hepatitis C and polio in the human body, a finding that could lead to new drugs to combat the diseases.
Forty-three more people tested positive for H1N1 virus on Thursday including four medicos, taking the total number of cases reported in the national capital to 361, including five persons who died, so far this season.
A third outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Washington state, prompting agriculture officials on Tuesday to warn bird owners to keep their flocks away from migratory birds that have spread viruses from Oregon to British Columbia.
Considered to be the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children, the tummy bug rotavirus attacks cells through carbohydrate receptors present on a child's intestinal cells, a new study has found.