A newly recognised virus, which shows similarities to viruses found in bats, mink, and sheep, may be the cause of a severe brain infection in children whose immune systems are low, a team from UK-based Great Ormond Street Hospital have discovere
Bahrain has been declared free of Blue Bell ice creams infected with harmful listeria monocytogenes, a report said.
“Food control inspectors have made sure such infected products are not available in the Bahraini market,&rdq
Ebola cases will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20,000 people will have been infected by early November unless control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly, a report said.
Experts, including public health e
An additional eight laboratory-confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) infection have been reported in Saudi Arabia, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Globally, from September 2012 to
The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year, as part of World Hepatitis Day which falls on July 28.
A Saudi man infected with a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS has died, becoming the ninth patient in the world to be killed the disease which has so far infected 15, the World Health Organisation said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's breathing problems have worsened and he is suffering from a "severe" new respiratory infection as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery, the government said in a somber medical update on Mon
No new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been reported since September 22 even as governments of Saudi, Qatar and the United Kingdom are working to gain a better understanding of the disease and likely source of infection.
Doctors should only test people for a new virus if they are very ill in hospital with a respiratory infection, have been in Qatar or Saudi Arabia and test negative for common forms of pneumonia and infections, the World Health