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Viewpoints 25 Jun 2017 | 6:05 AM

Dealing with increasing cases of monkey malaria in humans

There are increasing reports of monkey malaria, most of which are due to P. knowlesi, and which has established itself as the fifth Plasmodium species that infects humans.

World 13 Apr 2017 | 5:23 PM

Cholera spreading in Somalia, 50,000 cases foreseen - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 25,000 people in Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea, and the epidemic is expected to double in coming months "by summer", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

World 03 Oct 2014 | 9:52 PM

Battle against Ebola hampered by gaps in data, hidden cases

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola's rapid spread through West Africa has been quickened by the difficulty of keeping track of the deadly disease, and filling in the huge gaps in knowledge about the epidemic is key to eventually containing it, health experts say.

World 23 Sep 2014 | 11:21 PM

Ever-present endemic Ebola now major concern for disease experts

LONDON, (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic is the largest the world has ever seen, but infectious disease experts are almost as fearful of a long-term legacy in humans as they are about the deaths it is causing right now.

World 14 Aug 2014 | 12:15 AM

Scientists find how 'nefarious' Ebola disables immune response

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the lethal Ebola virus say they have found how it blocks and disables the body's ability to battle infections in a discovery that should help the search for potential cures and vaccines.

World 05 Aug 2014 | 6:49 PM

Saudi says tests man suspected of contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is testing a man for suspected Ebola infection after he returned recently from a business trip to Sierra Leone, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Nation 03 Aug 2014 | 10:39 AM

Call for stringent checks on ships arriving from Ebola-hit countries

SHAH ALAM: Port health officials here have been urged to conduct stringent inspection on crew members of ships arriving from Ebola-hit countries.

Health 20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Another mosquito virus: How the Japanese encephalitis affects our brain

Most people infected by the Japanese encephalitis virus do not develop any symptoms. However, approximately one in 200 infections result in severe brain inflammation.

Fitness 19 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM

Another mosquito virus: How the Japanese encephalitis affects our brain

Most people infected by the Japanese encephalitis virus do not develop any symptoms. However, approximately one in 200 infections result in severe brain inflammation.