Infectious Diseases

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Published 05/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade [more…]

Hunt the malaria bug – a new game for sniffer dogs

Hunt the malaria bug – a new game for sniffer dogs

Published 29/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - In a lab room, two-year-old springer spaniel Freya bustles along a row of vials positioned on stands, sniffing each for signs of [more…]

Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms

Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms

Published 29/10/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s food safety agency reported an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus on Monday on two duck farms in southern Bulgaria. [more…]

Ninth child dies in deadly viral outbreak in New Jersey

Ninth child dies in deadly viral outbreak in New Jersey

Published 29/10/2018

(Reuters) - A ninth child died over the weekend in a deadly viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center where a total of 25 [more…]

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Published 17/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an [more…]

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections

Published 17/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - An HIV-prevention drug pill, dubbed PrEP, dramatically reduced new infections in a large group of high risk gay men, Australian researchers report. [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

China reports H5N6 bird flu case on poultry farm in Guizhou province

China reports H5N6 bird flu case on poultry farm in Guizhou province

Published 29/09/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported a case of H5N6 avian bird flu on a poultry farm in southwestern Guizhou province, the nation’s agriculture ministry [more…]

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

Published 10/09/2018

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical [more…]

Japan finds first swine fever case in 26 years, but not African fever

Japan finds first swine fever case in 26 years, but not African fever

Published 09/09/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s agriculture ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed the country’s first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years and suspended exports [more…]