The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said.
The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Med
A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone - the worst-affected country - has helped to dramatically reduce new cases, in what health officials say is a major step towards defeating Ebola.
Since it was launch
Here at the front line of the Ebola epidemic, the tide seems to be turning against the disease.
A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone - the worst-affected country - has helped to dramatically reduce new
West Africa's raging epidemic of Ebola virus is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
The Geneva-based United Nations health agency s
The E. coli epidemic in Europe is caused by a new, highly infectious and toxic strain of bacteria that carries genes giving it resistance to a few classes of antibiotics, scientists said even as the UAE and Russia banned import of cucumbers from a
Cancer is so widespread around the world that it can be called an epidemic – one third of us will develop it and one quarter of us will die from it, said a leading cancer researcher.
David Kerr, chief research advisor for Sidra Medical and
Bahrain is in the grip of a contagious 'eye flu' with patients turning up at Salmaniya Medical Complex in droves suffering from viral conjunctivitis, according to a top doctor.
"We are receiving scores of cases at the Accident and Emergenc
No cases of cholera or epidemic outbreak have been reported in Oman after killer cyclone Gonu struck the country.
Oman health ministry said it was taking all precautionary measures to tackle the infectious diseases.
Dr Ali bi