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2 cases of deadly Ebola virus confirmed in Liberia

In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday, March 25, 2014. AP

Liberia’s health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighboring Guinea.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead

Ebola virus

Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time an outbreak among humans has been detected in this West African nation.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India scrambles to save tigers from deadly virus

Sumatran tiger  AFP FILE PHOTO

India is scrambling to protect its beleaguered wild tigers after several big cats tested positive for a virus common among dogs but deadly to other carnivores.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DOH to probe origins of measles strain

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag: Measles

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking into the measles outbreak in many parts of the country to determine if it was caused by a strain from abroad.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers undergo HIV test to set example

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House Representative Ibarra Gutierrez gets himself tested for HIV during a free HIV counseling and testing at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Monday, in observance of the World AIDS Day. The Department of Health earlier reported a record high of 491 new HIV cases in October.  INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Three lawmakers on Monday underwent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing to encourage more people to do the same and help prevent the spread of the dreaded virus.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Saudi Arabia: 2 more deaths from SARS-like virus

A Saudi staff nurse crosses the street on her way to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013. Four people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32, the health ministry said. The World Health Organisation announced that the global death toll from MERS had reached 33, with 28 of them in the kingdom. The virus is a member of the coronavirus family, which includes the pathogen that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). AFP FILE PHOTO

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says two more people have died from an SARS-like virus, raising the total number of fatalities in the center of the outbreak to 44.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Camel may be MERS virus host: study

A Saudi staff nurse crosses the street on her way to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013. Four people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32, the health ministry said. The World Health Organisation announced that the global death toll from MERS had reached 33, with 28 of them in the kingdom. The virus is a member of the coronavirus family, which includes the pathogen that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). AFP FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More provinces grapple with chikungunya cases

Health authorities and local officials in Antique and Kidapawan City in North Cotabato have warned of and stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the chikungunya disease.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Saudi announces new death from SARS-like virus

A Saudi staff nurse crosses the street on her way to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013. Four people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32, the health ministry said. The World Health Organisation announced that the global death toll from MERS had reached 33, with 28 of them in the kingdom. The virus is a member of the coronavirus family, which includes the pathogen that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). AFP FILE PHOTO

An elderly Saudi man has died from the MERS virus, bringing the kingdom’s death toll from the SARS-like infection to 33, the health ministry said.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Panic over MERS virus fades in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi staff nurse crosses the street on her way to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013. Four people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32, the health ministry said. The World Health Organisation announced that the global death toll from MERS had reached 33, with 28 of them in the kingdom. The virus is a member of the coronavirus family, which includes the pathogen that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). AFP FILE PHOTO

AL-HUFUF – People in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have again started greeting friends with the traditional kiss on the cheek, and face masks in public are becoming rarer, as panic subsides over the outbreak of a deadly respiratory disease that hit the country last year.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No new H7N9 cases in China for a week—government

Electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the H7N9 virus which can take on a variety of shapes. . AP FILE PHOTO

No new human cases of the H7N9 virus have been recorded in China for a week, national health authorities said, for the first time since the outbreak began in March.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China reports four more deaths, 129 bird flu cases

AP FILE PHOTO

The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has risen to 31, according to official figures, with four more people dying of the virus in China’s eastern provinces.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suspected norovirus hits 400 on two Christmas cruises

An emergency doctor looks towards the pleasure boat "Lady Anne", where the Norovirus broke out, on the Rhine river in Boppard, western Germany, on November 25, 2008. AFP FILE PHOTO

An outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea has sickened more than 400 vacationers and crew members aboard two Christmas-time cruises in the Caribbean, the CDC said Saturday.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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