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30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn

French scientists said they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.

30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn
India to celebrate 'victory over polio'
India to celebrate 'victory over polio'

Indian leaders are set later Tuesday to celebrate the eradication of polio, marking one of the country's biggest public health success stories which was once thought impossible to achieve.

India to celebrate 'victory over polio'
Chinese scientists sound warning over new bird flu
Chinese scientists sound warning over new bird flu

Chinese scientists sounded the alarm Wednesday after a new bird flu virus, H10N8, killed an elderly woman in December and infected another individual last month.

Chinese scientists sound warning over new bird flu
Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months
Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

Vietnam has recorded its first death from bird flu in nine months, according to the country's Health Ministry, amid growing regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the deadly virus.

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months
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China reports first H7N9 bird flu death this year

China has reported its first death from the H7N9 bird flu virus in 2014 after a significant drop-off in fatalities following an outbreak last year.

China reports first H7N9 bird flu death this year
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Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves

Microsoft on Thursday announced it worked with police in Europe and the United States to disrupt a "dangerous" army of virus-infected computers used to hijack searches at Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves
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Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

Researchers in Taiwan on Thursday called on watchdogs to keep up their guard after a flu virus that commonly circulates among chickens was found for the first time in a human being.

Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus
Laboratory technician checking blood for HIV antibodies. ©RIA Novosti
New version of HIV-1 found in Kazakhstan, or not

A new form of HIV-1 virus has been found in Russia and registered in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Chechen Republic.

New version of HIV-1 found in Kazakhstan, or not
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Gene map helps trace spread of MERS virus

Researchers in Britain and Saudi Arabia said on Friday that gene profiling of the MERS virus had provided insights, but no answer, as to how the mysterious microbe spreads.

Gene map helps trace spread of MERS virus
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Measles-like virus blamed for Atlantic dolphin deaths

A virus that is similar to measles in humans is suspected of killing hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July.

Measles-like virus blamed for Atlantic dolphin deaths
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Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website

Hackers have attacked the Tibetan government-in-exile's Chinese-language website with an unidentified virus, making the portal inaccessible.

Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website
Camel may be MERS virus host: study
Camel may be MERS virus host: study

Researchers on Friday pointed to the Arabian camel as a possible host of the deadly human MERS virus plaguing the Middle East.

Camel may be MERS virus host: study
Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"
Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"

Researchers have discovered that bilking people by infecting Android mobile phones with viruses has become a cottage industry in Russia in a criminal model that could be replicated elsewhere.

Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"
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Three new cases of MERS virus confirmed in Saudi: WHO

Three women have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, which has been hardest hit by the enigmatic disease.

Three new cases of MERS virus confirmed in Saudi: WHO
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Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread

Complex genetic interaction between the mosquito and the virus that causes dengue fever lie at the spread of this dangerous disease.

Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread
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Widest study highlights risks from MERS virus

The broadest probe yet into the deadly MERS virus which erupted in Saudi Arabia last year says older patients, men, and people with underlying medical conditions are those particularly at risk.

Widest study highlights risks from MERS virus
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No risk of pandemic yet from MERS virus: scientists

The new MERS coronavirus that has claimed dozens of lives in the Middle East does not yet have the ability to trigger a pandemic, but vigilance is needed in case it mutates.

No risk of pandemic yet from MERS virus: scientists
Saudi announces four new deaths from MERS virus
Saudi announces four new deaths from MERS virus

Four more people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32.

Saudi announces four new deaths from MERS virus
10 test positive for SARS-like virus in Italy: report
10 test positive for SARS-like virus in Italy: report

Around 10 people in Italy have tested positive for a SARS-like virus but have presented no symptoms and have not been quarantined.

10 test positive for SARS-like virus in Italy: report
No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government
No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government

No new human cases of the H7N9 virus have been recorded in China for a week, national health authorities said, for the first time since the outbreak began in March.

No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government