South Korean prime minister declares ‘de facto end’ to MERS outbreak
MERS has infected 186 people in the country, killing 36
BATting for disease
A new study maps the transmission landscape for diseases emanating due to contact with bats
MERS claims more lives in South Korea
The virus is believed to spread through respiratory secretions of infected persons
A deadly virus of patenting
A Dutch institute's patent application on the MERS virus raises concerns about public health
Are you in danger of catching the coronavirus? 5 questions answered
What you should know about the novel Coronavirus
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WHO expresses concern over MERS, urges countries to act
A considerable number of pilgrims travel from India to Mecca-Madina for Haj every year and get exposed to the deadly virus
Understanding zoonotic diseases: ‘Global human interaction has eased transmission’
Globalisation and population explosion have led to increase in human-to-human transmission of viruses, says Sanath Krishna Muliya, project …
COVID-19: 'Need to address the unknown'
WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier's on why the UN health body doesn't consider novel coronavirus to be a pandemic
MERS virus may spread to India post Haj
Researchers predict spread of acute respiratory syndrome that originated in the Middle East by studying population movements; Mumbai, Kozhikode …
Unprepared for Ebola
The rapid spread of Ebola to three continents shows that the world needs effective surveillance and response system to check infectious diseases
COVID-19: Can BCG vaccine fight this pandemic
Data showed countries that do not routinely immunise children against tuberculosis have more COVID-19 cases
COVID-19: How safe are Indian wet markets?
India is a huge market for meats. Apart from usual poultry, bovine and fish, a few protected species are also illegally traded for food in wet markets
Understanding zoonotic diseases: Is COVID-19 Disease X that WHO warned of in 2018?
Disease X predictions: mortality rate higher than seasonal flu; spread as easily as the flu; shake financial markets even before turning pandemic
COVID-19: Climate-related disasters impact labour more than wars
The ongoing pandemic will add to already-reduced labour productivity caused by natural disasters whose frequency has doubled since 2000
Should we worry about the long-term impact of the novel coronavirus?
Pathogens differ in their ability to affect multiple organs but they all invariably cause long-term effects