Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Baby may have infected Briton with deadly Ebola virus

A British nurse infected with Ebola may have caught the deadly virus after playing with a one-year-old boy whose mother had died in a treatment centre but who himself had initially tested negative for the disease, a medical colleague said.

Proteins that inhibit HIV, Ebola release identified

In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a family of proteins that helps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can also block the release of these deadly viruses.

New `virus-like particle` may offer protection against chikungunya

A new study has revealed that a new vaccine developed using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP) appears likely to offer protection against chikungunya virus.

Cure for deadly Ebola virus comes closer to reality

World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that the trials of preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus may commence in September, 2014 and might be available by 2015.

EU boosts aid to contain Ebola outbreak

The European Union (EU) is increasing by an additional eight million euros ($10.7 million) its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa.

New Facebook colour changing app virus affects 10,000 users

A new Facebook spam, allegedly offering users to change the colour scheme of their FB profile has resurfaced.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency

The Nigerian government has declared the Ebola outbreak in the country a national emergency.

Ebola toll rises to 932: WHO

The death toll from West Africa`s Ebola outbreak risen to 932 after 45 patients died between Aug 2-4, with the total number of cases rising to 1,711 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.

Argentina issues chikungunya virus alert

Argentina has issued a virus alert on the emergence of chikungunya fever.

Liberia`s Ebola toll rises to 268

The Ebola virus has killed 268 people in Liberia including 37 healthcare workers, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services Tolbert Nyenswah said Tuesday.

Ebola virus outbreak spreading faster than efforts to control it: WHO

World Health Organisation has warned about Ebola virus outbreak is spreading faster than the efforts that have been made to control it.

Ebola-hit west Africa launches $100 mn battle plan

West Africa`s Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world`s worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agreed to launch a $100 million response plan at an emergency regional summit.

Virus stealing debit, credit card info prowling online portals

Debit and credit card owners in the country have been alerted by cyber security sleuths against the damaging activities of a virus which attacks Point of Sale (POS) business counters to steal confidential data like card number and passwords.

New gut virus lives in half the world`s population

More than half the world`s population is host to a newly described gut virus, scientists have found.

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

Ebola situation not out of control: WHO official

A senior World Health Organisation official said in Sierra Leone Friday that the Ebola situation is not out of control.

Microsoft says cybercrime bust frees 4.7 mn infected PCs

Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week.

HIV infection risk increased by herpes virus

According to a new study the herpes virus can increase the susceptibility and transmissibility of HIV infection.

Litchi virus causing acute encephalitis syndrome?

A new study suggest that Bihar`s `shahi litchi`, famous for its unique flavour and taste, might have claimed the lives of over 70 children in the Muzaffarpur district of the state.