Aside from the number of deaths, more than 1,000 people have been infected. The report added that the outbreak was caused by a new strain of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which is not common in Nigeria. State of high alert declared by the ministry since March 20.
There is an impending evolutionary arms race between deadly bacteria and antibiotics. Scientists may have found another novel, yet primal, way to make existing drugs more effective against antibiotic resistance.
A new study revealed that one of the most viral diseases ever to affect humans has evolved far more recently than previously thought.
A newly discovered mummified Lithuanian child dated in the 17th century could change the origin of small pox, revealing that the disease -- which was believed to have started in the ancient times -- could, in fact, have modern origins.
Associate Professor Lok Shee-Mei and her team at the Emerging Infectious Disease Programme of Duke-NUS further explored the previously discovered C10, which is believed by most experts as the most potent antibody that can neutralize the Zika virus.
Scientists have discovered a virus in Moku Island, Hawaii, that inhabits an invasive wasp. If left unchecked, it is a threat not only to bees but to other pollinators worldwide.
Though dogs are affectionately known as man’s bestfriend, experts caution that letting dogs lick people’s faces could lead to the spreading of disease.
Wolbachia has combination of genes, which includes DNA from black widow spider.
On a research published by the American Society for Microbiology in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a group of experts were able to create models showing potential compounds that can inhibit Chikungunya virus protease' activities.
A British man with HIV could possibly be cured after showing no sign of the virus following new experimental treatment.
The universal vacccine can target 88 percent of the known flu strains worldwide.
A new study from the Ohio State University have tripled the known types of viruses living in oceans around the world, providing new insights on the role of viruses in marine environment.
A new study suggests that viruses are more dangerous if the infection occurs in the early hours of the day.
Don't fear what is big and ferocious-looking, because sometimes, the smallest kills more.