Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan lab to handle deadliest viruses for first time

A research lab in a Tokyo suburb will start handling some of the world's deadliest viruses for the first time, officials said Tuesday, after local opposition blocked it for decades.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sierra Leone extends Ebola curfews indefinitely

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone said on Wednesday it will extend curfews placed on its worst-affected communities last month until the deadly virus has been eradicated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New approach to tackle alphavirus infections

Griffith University and an international team of researchers have moved a step closer to identifying a broad spectrum treatment for the dreaded arthritogenic alphavirus infections.

HIV & AIDS

US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations (Update)

A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health officials reviewing ebola procedures at dallas hospital

(HealthDay)—Federal and local health officials said Monday that they were re-examining infection-control efforts at the Dallas hospital where a nurse contracted Ebola while caring for America's first diagnosed victim of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York's JFK airport launches Ebola screenings

New York's JFK airport began strict new health screenings Saturday for travelers arriving from Ebola-hit West African nations, amid growing US fears about importing the deadly virus.

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