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Edible African fish could help beat malaria - study

LONDON (Reuters) - A nutritious fish eaten in Kenya could be used as a weapon against malaria, according to a study of three fish ponds where the species nearly wiped out mosquitoes that transmit the deadly disease.

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New vaccines, drugs needed for TB fight - WHO study

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Health workers will need new vaccines and drugs to bolster tuberculosis treatments in order to meet a goal of eliminating the disease by 2050, World Health Organisation researchers said in a study on Wednesday.

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EU bans British meat exports after disease outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union banned all British exports of fresh meat, live animals and milk products on Monday following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, dealing a further blow to farmers.

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Britain checks research labs after disease outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities investigating an outbreak of highly infectious foot and mouth disease sealed off and searched two research laboratories on Sunday located just miles from where a herd of cattle was infected.

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Britain tries to stem foot and mouth infection

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain tried to contain an outbreak of highly infectious foot and mouth on Saturday, culling cattle at a farm outside London to prevent a repeat of the ruinous damage caused by the disease six years ago.

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UK research lab in spotlight over foot and mouth

LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities investigating an outbreak of highly infectious foot and mouth disease searched two research laboratories on Sunday located just miles from where a herd of cattle was infected.

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Britain probes research labs after disease outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities hunting the source of an outbreak of infectious foot and mouth disease focused their investigation on Sunday on two research labs located just miles from where a herd of cattle was infected.

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S.Africa tests first new TB vaccine in 80 years

LONDON (Reuters) - The first new vaccine against tuberculosis in more than 80 years has entered mid-stage trials in South Africa, where the killer disease is rife, scientists said on Saturday.

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WHO warns of major dengue outbreak in West Pacific

MANILA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation said on Monday the Western Pacific region could be at risk from a major outbreak of dengue unless governments improve efforts and cooperation to stamp out the virus.

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Immunisation for the elderly

Every year thousands of senior citizens suffer from influenza or pneumonia, sometimes with fatal outcomes.