epidemic

Zika trace found in Bangladesh in 2014: Minister

Zika, a virus which is known to have affected mainly pregnant women and is currently an epidemic around the globe, was found in Bangladesh in 2014. The trace was found within a blood sample taken in 2014 from a sexagenarian in Chittagong, state minister for health, told reporters.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Villagers worried as 'unknown disease' kills five of a family

Panic gripped villagers of Bhandardaha Morichpara area in Thakurgaon's Baliadangi upazila after five of a family died from an “unknown disease”, while three others, related to the deceased, were hospitalised with similar symptoms in the last twenty days.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Zika trace found in Bangladesh in 2014: Minister

Zika, a virus which is known to have affected mainly pregnant women and is currently an epidemic around the globe, was found in Bangladesh in 2014. The trace was found within a blood sample taken in 2014 from a sexagenarian in Chittagong, state minister for health, told reporters.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Strategies for responsible gene editing

A final safeguard against the irresponsible development of gene drive technology is to ensure that early interventions are developed exclusively by governments and non-profit organisations.

November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

Alarming new "superbug" gene found in animals and people in China

A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers said on Wednesday.

June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

Drones to catch mosquitoes, predict epidemics

To prevent epidemics, American tech compnay Microsoft is developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs of potentially harmful viruses being spread by them.

March 1, 2015
March 1, 2015

Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine

Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has placed himself in 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola.