Wednesday 31 August 2016

Chikungunya vaccine hopes

A vaccine against Chikungunya fever, developed by Vienna-based biotech company Themis Bioscience, is now undergoing clinical testing for the first time. The vaccine, which is based on a standard anti-measles vaccine, offers an opp


New virus can cause fatal breathing problem

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a global alert about the emergence of a new virus that was previously unknown in humans and can cause a potentially fatal acute respiratory infection. The virus belongs to a family ca


Water checks after typhoid alert in Bahrain

Bahrain Health Ministry officials are conducting tests on food and water supplies across the country to pinpoint the cause of 17 cases of typhoid fever. They were reported in Bahrain during the last two weeks and all investigations had so


Formula 1 fever grips Bahrain

The  Kingdom  of  Bahrain  is  ablaze  with  'Formula  One'  fever  as  the countdown to the biggest sporting and social occasion in the Middle East gets into top gear. The 2008 Gulf

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