Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

07Dec/15
Nobel laureates in medicine

Nobel laureates in medicine react to award

The scientists awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries in fighting parasitic diseases say teamwork and Chinese medicine are key components behind their successes.

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07Nov/15

Sierra Leone declares end of Ebola epidemic

Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic is declared over, following 42 days with no new cases.
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09Oct/15

Discharged British Ebola nurse back in hospital

A Scottish nurse who had previously contracted Ebola during a trip to Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a London hospital.

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07Oct/15

African health officials hail Chinese drug in reducing malaria deaths

China Central Television (CCTV)- Health Officials from African countries on Tuesday hailed Chinese drug Artemisinin in playing a key role in combating the deadly malaria disease as they attended the 2nd Ministerial Forum on Africa-China Health Development in South Africa.
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22Sep/15

Peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years for salmonella outbreak

Former owner of Peanut Corporation of America was sentenced in federal court to 28 years in prison for his role in a salmonella outbreak that was linked to nine deaths.

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31Jul/15

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials promising

REUTERS/ MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES HANDOUT/ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION) – It may soon be possible to protect humans against the deadly Ebola virus.

A new vaccine being tested in Guinea has been 100-percent effective,
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20Jul/15

Africa’s new anti-malarial drug shows promising test results, attracts international interest

Groundbreaking work by the University of Cape Town Drug Discovery and Development Centre, in the research and development of a potential single-dose cure for malaria, has attracted international interest, funding and scientists from around the world. The compound is said to disrupt the malaria parasite’s life cycle in animal models, effectively destroying it. Researchers say they are optimistic the drug will be effective in fighting malaria in future.

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13Jun/15

Fewer people visit shopping centres in Seoul amid MERS outbreak

South Koreans stay away from public places in capital Seoul as the number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases continues to rise in the county.

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24May/15

Saffron could help combat dengue, says Brazilian study

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (REUTERS) – These tiny little threads can turn foods a magical marigold color. Now it seems that saffron can also help limit the reproduction of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
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