Nov 30, 2014

Syria hit by flesh-eating maggot disease

Three cases of myiasis have been reported near Damascus, marking the first appearance of the flesh-eating maggot disease in Syria, U.N. health experts said Friday. Myiasis, an affliction caused when flies lay their eggs in wounds, is not lethal for humans, but its appearance ...

Nov 29, 2014

China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu

China confirmed a new human infection of the deadly H7N9 avian influenza virus, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said, the first case this winter in the southern province of Guangdong. A 31-year-old woman surnamed Deng, from the provincial city of Dongguan, was confirmed Friday ...

Nov 27, 2014

U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards to cut pollution

The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter curbs on ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions. Industry groups said the move would place a heavy burden on the U.S. economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said it would set the National Ambient ...

Nov 26, 2014

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese Army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...