Dec 11, 2015

Bird flu spreads to fourth region in southwest France

France has discovered two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu, including one in the Gers region in southwest France, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday, bringing to four the number of regions hit by the virus in the country. The ministry said the ...

Nov 17, 2015

Sharp's air purifying technology found effective against bird flu

Sharp Corp. says its air purifying technology is effective in inhibiting bird flu virus. The electronics maker said Tuesday it plans to develop air cleaners and air conditioners using its Plasmacluster Ion technology to help protect humans from the disease. In joint research with ...

Aug 20, 2015

Experimental MERS vaccine shows promise

An experimental vaccine against the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, has shown promise when tested on lab monkeys, researchers said Wednesday. There are no approved vaccines against MERS, which is believed to originate in camels and began to sicken people in 2012, ...

Jul 4, 2015

MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicenter of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Center has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South ...

Jun 28, 2015

South Korea reports 32nd MERS death

South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus’ mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow. A 55-year-old man died Saturday of Middle East respiratory disease, the health ministry said, putting the ...

South Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

Jun 27, 2015

South Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

South Korea on Saturday said it was closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus. A 70-year-old woman who caught Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) while visiting an infected ...