News Stories relating to "virus"
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...
Wednesday, April 20, 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...