Aid organization Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an “unprecedented epidemic” as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion.
A man who recently traveled to West Africa is seriously ill and being kept in isolation in a Canadian hospital with symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever resembling the Ebola virus, Saskatchewan health officials said.
French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
Taiwan has reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) information on a redclaw crayfish plague after massive die-offs of the crustaceans in several counties.
China has reportedly downgraded H7N9 bird flu in humans, dropping its description as “infectious” in new guidelines on how to deal with the disease, even as new cases spike with the onset of winter.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday warned travelers heading overseas for winter vacation to be on guard after reports of outbreaks of various diseases at popular destinations.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given the green light for local governments to use influenza vaccine in a flexible manner, after some local health centers reported insufficient amounts of the vaccine for toddlers.
China has reported its first death from the H7N9 bird flu virus in 2014 after a significant drop-off in fatalities following an outbreak last year.
The intestine of an American cholera victim from the mid-1800s has yielded new clues to the evolution of the deadly bacterium and may help prevent future outbreaks, researchers said Wednesday.