Tag Archives: Epidemic

Experiments Show Link Between Zika and Foetal Brain Damage

Experiments Show Link Between Zika and Foetal Brain Damage

  Paris, France – Scientists on Friday said they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of ...

Read More »

Laos Reports Local Transmission of Zika Virus: WHO

Laos Reports Local Transmission of Zika Virus: WHO

  Bangkok, Thailand – Laos is the latest country to report a local transmission of Zika virus, according to the World Health Organization, as fears mount over the mosquito-borne illness that ...

Read More »

Sierra Leone Releases Last Four People from Ebola Quarantine

Sierra Leone Releases Last Four People from Ebola Quarantine

  Freetown, Sierra Leone – Four people who had been in contact with Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola case were declared free of the disease and released from quarantine, health authorities ...

Read More »

Zika Virus Panic Over Birth Defects in Latin America

Zika Virus Panic Over Birth Defects in Latin America

  Sao Paulo, Brazil – With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever, many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus — until it strikes ...

Read More »

Devastating Bird Flu Threatens US Poultry Farmers

Devastating Bird Flu Threatens US Poultry Farmers

  Baldwin, United States – Amish chicken farmer Ura Gingerich begins each day by lantern light, but his simple life of tradition is threatened by a modern scourge that has devastated ...

Read More »

S. Korea Reports Three MERS Deaths As New Cases Fall

S. Korea Reports Three MERS Deaths As New Cases Fall

  Seoul, South Korea – South Korea Tuesday reported three more fatalities from the MERS outbreak but health authorities said they were cautiously optimistic the worst was over as the number of new cases was falling. Four new ...

Read More »

Norway Detects “Probable” Case of Mad Cow Disease

Norway Detects “Probable” Case of Mad Cow Disease

  Oslo, Norway – Norway said Wednesday it had detected a “probable” case of mad cow disease but urged consumers not to panic as it may not be the same variant as ...

Read More »