News Stories relating to "virus"
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The highly adaptable nature of viruses is one of their most dangerous strengths. They are programmed to survive at all costs, mutating into different forms that often make the leap between different species. The infamous Ebola virus
, which has infected almost 15,000 people in Africa...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ebola may not be the only viral threat to come out of Africa. Another family of viruses, deadly in some cases, may have already jumped from fruit bats into humans in Africa, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Communications.
The study provides the first, preliminary scientific evidence that “spillover...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The search for 132 potential Ebola victims has now begun in the United States after an infected nurse flew from Ohio to Dallas on a Frontier Airlines flight.
The nurse, Amber Vincent, had been treating Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who has since died in a Dallas hospital. She was unaware that she had contracted the disease and...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The world is waiting to see if Ebola has made the leap from the African continent to make a serious assault on the rest of the world.
As two cases were confirmed in the U.S. and another in Spain during the past few days, the primary focus of global governments is to contain the virus and prevent its spread; an armament of...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
As the infamous Ebola virus continues to spread across the African continent, world leaders are now sending aid in an attempt to stop the virus from escalating out of control.
But have they left it too late?
Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg thinks so. He told Germany...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Ebola virus appears to be rampaging unchecked across the globe, and there are predictions that the current, already significant, death toll of around 2,400 deaths could escalate into hundreds of thousands by the end of this year.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
West Africa is currently being assailed by the worst outbreak of Ebola virus ever recorded. As of 17th July, World Health Organisation (WHO) reports indicated that out of more than 1048 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, 632 people had fallen victim to the deadly disease, and its rapid spread across the...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The new SARS-like virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infection (MERS), is spreading across the planet, and the World Health Organisation has labelled it a "threat to the entire world."
The virus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) originally said would never pose a threat outside the Middle East, has...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
It seems that the world is being assaulted by an almost biblical torrent of floods, plagues and pestilence.Our crops are being annihilated
by pests and diseases, severe weather is affecting all corners of the globe, and now mysterious viruses are...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
An international team of scientists has discovered that two of the world’s most devastating plagues – the plague of Justinian and the Black Death, each responsible for killing as many as half the people in Europe—were caused by distinct strains of the same pathogen, one that faded out on its own, the other leading to worldwide...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
There may be a good reason why our bodies are covered with bacteria
: It turns out that bacteria fights off viruses.
Science Daily quotes researcher David Artis as saying, "From our studies in mice, we found that signals derived from these beneficial...
Monday, July 25, 2011
Can you catch the flu
from your restaurant plate? It's an important question: There are 20 million cases of acute gastroenteritis and 128,000 hospitalizations a year that are attributed to food-borne illness. Food expert Melvin Pascall says, "While there...
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Agence France-Press - All samples of adeadly fluvirus that were mistakenly sent abroad by a US institutehave now been accounted for, according to the World HealthOrganization. The H2N2 strain is similar to the 1957 fluvirus that killed up to four million people around the worldin the late 1950s, and should not have been sent...
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
AIDS is considered to be a new virus, because it has only recently mutated so that it can invade human beings. Virus hunters are now trying to catch another newly created viruses early, so they can take preventative action to keep it from spreading. They're looking for the Nipah virus in the "hot zones" of Australia, Malaysia, India, Sumatra...