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Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

A virus mainly carried by fruit bats which has spread across Asian nations has killed at least three people in southern India and caused panic in one district, officials said Monday.

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

The reassessment came after the first confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of around 1.5 million.

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said on Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday.

Customs officials foil cocaine smuggling bid at HIA

Customs officials foil cocaine smuggling bid at HIA

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 7.25kg of the illicit drug, cocaine, through Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Over 700 experts attend Gulf heart conference

Over 700 experts attend Gulf heart conference

Personalised medicine, robotic surgery and cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetics in the treatment of heart disease were among the topics discussed ...

Zambia deploys army to battle cholera after 41 deaths

Zambia deploys army to battle cholera after 41 deaths

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu has deployed the army to help combat a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives in the capital Lusaka and affected 1,550 more since September.

Qatari child defies disease, wins gold medal at art fest

Qatari child defies disease, wins gold medal at art fest

Abdulaziz al-Humaidi, a 12-year old Qatari boy living with a generic immune deficiency disorder, has become the first child from Qatar to win a gold medal at the International Festival of Paintings...

Dolly the cloned sheep was not old before her time: study

Dolly the cloned sheep was not old before her time: study

When Dolly the sheep was put down before her seventh birthday in 2003, she was said to suffer from age-related osteoarthritis, raising red flags that clones may grow old faster.

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

The WHO also confirmed diphtheria cases had appeared in Yemen, where war and a port and airport blockade has left hospitals struggling to secure basic medical supplies including vaccines.

Qatar survey reveals limited knowledge of Zika virus

Qatar survey reveals limited knowledge of Zika virus

The research team of WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health surveyed 446 people in Qatar from GCC or other Middle Eastern countries and asked a range of questions about Zika.

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

The spread of a flesh-eating bacterial condition in Australia sparked calls Thursday for more government-funded research into the disease, which is normally limited to developing countries.