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Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China.

China virus death toll rises to 41, more than 1 300 infected worldwide

25 January 2020, 7:27 AM

The virus has also been detected in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, France, the United States and Australia.

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

24 January 2020, 5:59 AM

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.

China says 17 new cases in virus outbreak, Wuhan to restrict large gatherings

19 January 2020, 4:30 PM

China said on Sunday that 17 more people had become infected with a new corona virus strain, fanning fears it will spread further as hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year.

Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO

14 December 2019, 6:36 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases of the deadly Ebola virus are steadily rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A medical staff member holds a bottle of anti-typhoid vaccine to be given to children during the immunisation campaign at a school.

New typhoid fever vaccine protects young children

5 December 2019, 6:27 AM

Preventing typhoid has become particularly important because some strains, particularly in South Asia, are becoming resistant to antibiotics.

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