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World 12 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Most bird flu victims under 40, WHO analysis finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety percent of the people infected with bird flu have been under the age of 40, and 60 percent of them have died, according to the latest analysis from the World Health Organization.

World 12 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Most bird flu victims under 40, WHO analysis finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety percent of the people infected with bird flu have been under the age of 40, and 60 percent of them have died, according to the latest analysis from the World Health Organization.

World 08 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Flu pandemic impact can be mitigated in cities - study

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A densely populated city like Hong Kong can cut by half the number of infections in the first year of a flu pandemic using home quarantine, hospital isolation and antivirals, a study suggests.

World 28 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Toll in Sudan's yellow fever outbreak climbs to 131

GENEVA (Reuters) - A yellow fever outbreak in Sudan has killed another 10 people, bringing the known toll to 131 deaths out of 530 cases in less than three weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

World 28 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Toll in Sudan's yellow fever outbreak climbs to 131

GENEVA (Reuters) - A yellow fever outbreak in Sudan has killed another 10 people, bringing the known toll to 131 deaths out of 530 cases in less than three weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

Lifestyle 07 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu poser

Vietnamese farmers who transport, sell and slaughter birds daily have not been infected by the bird flu, posing a puzzle for researchers. AP's MARGIE MASON reports.

Health 25 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Medical journal publishes controversial study of Vioxx

A medical journal published a study Tuesday of deaths related to the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx after withholding the report because the researcher said he had been threatened by superiors at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Lifestyle 19 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Keeping dengue at bay

With the Government sounding the alarm about the rise in dengue fever cases, LOH FOON FONG provides a low-down on the virus and measures to control the spread of the deadly disease.

Health 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Viral awareness

Consultant paediatrician Datin Dr REBECCA GEORGE offers her insights about a disease that may not appear to be as pressing as SARS, but continues to exact its toll in our population - dengue fever.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keeping informed

Everything you wanted to know about SARS... well, almost everything.