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WHO study predicts virus could infect more than 200 million people in Africa

The predictions made by a WHO modelling study comes amid stark warnings that COVID-19 threatens of a health emergency in developing nations

15 May 2020 9:45 AM

Containing a modern epidemic is possible

Big pharma has often been accused of making a killing out of such outbreaks, feeding on the panic.

25 Jan 2020 1:00 AM

Over 2,000 people dead in DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO

The organisation added that most of the cases were reported in North Kivu province.

30 Aug 2019 5:25 PM

Measles-stricken girl visits Disneyland amid worst outbreak in US in 25 years

The Orange County Health Care Agency said that the girl was in Southern California from August 11 to August 15.

25 Aug 2019 4:14 PM

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Vaccine platform is system that uses same basic components as backbone and can be adapted to immunise against different diseases.

10 Dec 2018 10:26 AM


A whole new world: New drone shots show isolated Amazonian tribe in Brazil

The agency has been studying the community in the images for years, but this was the first time it was able to catch it on camera.

23 Aug 2018 8:13 AM

Typhoid superbug in Pakistan increases fears of global antibiotic failure

The typhoid superbug, resistant to five types of antibiotics, has infected at least 850 people since 2016, the report states.

20 Apr 2018 11:23 AM

China reports highly pathogenic bird flu outbreaks

Reports by OIE claim that strains of H5N6 and H7N9 have broken out in separate areas of the county.

08 Mar 2018 9:04 AM

World AIDS Day: Where does India stand on HIV-AIDS?

The HIV epidemic in India is concentrated, with high prevalence among high-risk groups.

01 Dec 2017 9:16 AM

Italian man gets 24-yr jail term for infecting 32 women with HIV

Valentino Talluto, a 33-year-old accountant, seduced dozens of women via social networks for a decade before his arrest.

28 Oct 2017 7:44 PM


Rohingya toll mounts over outbreak of disease as Bangladesh plans separate shelters

More than 200 Rohingya are being treated in Sadar Hospital, which has been inundated with patients.

26 Sep 2017 6:03 PM

Lack of awareness leading India towards breast cancer epidemic

Women seek medical care extremely late due to lack of awareness about self-examination and cultural barriers.

15 Aug 2017 6:35 PM

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever

Here's what new research reveals

16 Jul 2017 11:17 AM

‘1 in 10 dies of smoking worldwide’

Policymakers need renewed efforts to tackle the epidemic, says a study by The Lancet.

06 Apr 2017 6:55 AM

Violence spreads like infection among friends

t’s possible that the cure for violence could be spread through the same networks of friends as the violence itself.

01 Jan 2017 11:42 AM