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Omani visiting Thailand declared free of Mers

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday. The 75-year-old man, who had travelled to Bang

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Thailand confirms first Mers case

Thailand confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) on Thursday, becoming the fourth Asian country to register the deadly virus this year. Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin told a news conference t

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Thailand confirms first Mers case

Thailand confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) on Thursday, becoming the fourth Asian country to register the deadly virus this year. Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin told a news conference t

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S. Korea's Mers outbreak large and complex, warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) was "large and complex" and more cases should be anticipated, but it saw no sign the disease is spreading in the

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New virus found to cause dangerous brain infection in children

A newly recognised virus, which shows similarities to viruses found in bats, mink, and sheep, may be the cause of a severe brain infection in children whose immune systems are low, a team from UK-based Great Ormond Street Hospital have discovere

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S Korea Mers cases jump; 2,000 schools closed

South Korea reported a jump in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) on Monday and local officials ordered the closure of nearly 2,000 schools nationwide, while an 80-year-old man became the sixth fatality from the outbreak.

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South Korea reports nine new Mers cases

South Korea's health ministry reported on Saturday nine more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) raising the total to 50 but said one patient had recovered and became the first to be discharged from hospital. The

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240m people infected with hepatitis B virus: WHO

About 240 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B virus with the highest rates of infection in Africa and Asia, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). People with chronic hepatitis B infection, which spreads throu

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Windows PCs vulnerable to 'Freak' attacks

Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered "Freak" security vulnerability, which was initially believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers, Microsoft Corp warned.

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Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns

The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. "Nothing about influenza is predi

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