Tuesday 22 January 2019

New bird strain among most lethal flu viruses: WHO

A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said


New strain of norovirus spreads around the world

A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain, health officials said on Wednesday. The norovi


New foot and mouth disease strain hits Egypt

A new strain of foot and mouth disease (FMD) has hit Egypt and threatens to spread throughout Mena, jeopardising food security in the region, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday. There have been 40,222 suspect


GCC construction boom 'hits basic resources'

The enormous growth in the construction industry across the GCC has put a tremendous strain on basic resources, mainly building materials, equipment and labour. According to Meed, the business intelligence group, the total value of curren

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