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A Nobel prize-winning scientist Peter Doherty. ©REUTERS/Melbourne University Publishing
Nobel laureate plays down flu pandemic scaremongering

A Nobel prize-winning scientist Tuesday played down "shock-horror scenarios" that a new virus strain will emerge with the potential to kill millions of people.

Nobel laureate plays down flu pandemic scaremongering
New case of SARS-like virus in Saudi: ministry
New case of SARS-like virus in Saudi: ministry

A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its Internet website.

New case of SARS-like virus in Saudi: ministry
Panic grips Saudis as toll rises from SARS-like virus
Panic grips Saudis as toll rises from SARS-like virus

Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected, witnesses said, as the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom hits 15.

Panic grips Saudis as toll rises from SARS-like virus
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SARS-like virus in Saudi has killed 15: minister

Fifteen people in Saudi Arabia have died from a SARS-like virus out of 24 people who contracted it since last August.

SARS-like virus in Saudi has killed 15: minister
One suspected case of SARS-like virus in France, one confirmed
One suspected case of SARS-like virus in France, one confirmed

French health authorities said one person was suspected of contracting a deadly new SARS-like virus after coming into contact with a man confirmed to be infected.

One suspected case of SARS-like virus in France, one confirmed
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SARS-like virus kills two more in Saudi: ministry

A new SARS-like virus has killed two more people in Saudi Arabia, taking the number of deaths from the coronavirus that the kingdom has announced to seven in one week.

SARS-like virus kills two more in Saudi: ministry
Three new cases of SARS-like virus in Saudi Arabia
Three new cases of SARS-like virus in Saudi Arabia

Three new cases of a new SARS-like virus have been detected in Saudi Arabia.

Three new cases of SARS-like virus in Saudi Arabia
A electron microscope image of a coronavirus. ©REUTER/Health Protection Agency
SARS-like virus seems to cause deep lung infection

A new and deadly virus that has killed 11 of the 17 patients treated for it in the Middle East and Britain appears to cause an infection deep in the lungs.

SARS-like virus seems to cause deep lung infection
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'Brazilian' could be pubic enemy No. 1

A trend for shaving, clipping or waxing pubic hair may encourage the spread of a skin virus.

'Brazilian' could be pubic enemy No. 1
What have we learnt from SARS?
What have we learnt from SARS?

A decade ago, a highly contagious and deadly new illness sent people worldwide scrambling to cancel flights and holidays as schools closed and sales of surgical masks spiked.

What have we learnt from SARS?
Cambodia orders action to stop deadly bird flu
Cambodia orders action to stop deadly bird flu

Phnom Penh on Friday ordered urgent action to stem the "worrying" number of bird flu deaths in Cambodia, following a surge in the number of fatalities from the virus.

Cambodia orders action to stop deadly bird flu
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Extermination of sick cows started in North Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan veterinary services will exterminate 700 Simmental cows diagnosed with virus diarrhea and Schmallenberg virus.

Extermination of sick cows started in North Kazakhstan
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Austrian cows could get virus diarrhea with vaccines in Kazakhstan

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety insists that the cows exported to Kazakhstan were infected with virus diarrhea after they left Austria.

Austrian cows could get virus diarrhea with vaccines in Kazakhstan
Yakov Leonov. ©Tengrinews.kz
Hazardous virus causes extermination of elite cows in north Kazakhstan

An epidemiological team has arrived in Akky region of North-Kazakhstan oblast with all the required equipment for extermination of cattle.

Hazardous virus causes extermination of elite cows in north Kazakhstan
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Austria refutes Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry's statement on import of infected cows

Austria assures that the cows imported to North-Kazakhstan Oblast were healthy upon their arrival in Kazakhstan.

Austria refutes Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry's statement on import of infected cows
Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study
Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones.

Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study
Gates urges polio eradication by 2018
Gates urges polio eradication by 2018

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.

Gates urges polio eradication by 2018
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EU inaction escalates risk of Schmallenberg virus spread to Kazakhstan

Russian agricultural authority states that the risk of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) spilling from EU to the Customs Union is increasing.

EU inaction escalates risk of Schmallenberg virus spread to Kazakhstan
Clinton cancels Morocco trip due to illness
Clinton cancels Morocco trip due to illness

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled a planned trip to Morocco due to a stomach virus, her office said Monday.

Clinton cancels Morocco trip due to illness
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Cows with virus diarrhea imported to Kazakhstan from Austria

Cattle with virus diarrhea have been imported to North-Kazakhstan oblast from Austria: expert.

Cows with virus diarrhea imported to Kazakhstan from Austria