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Ebola: Guinea outbreak reaches capital Conakry

(Citifmonline) Guinea’s government has for the first time confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the capital Conakry. Until now, the 66 confirmed deaths have only been in rural areas, although there have been suspected cases, which have since proved negative, in the capital. There have also been suspected cases  Read More »

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

(WHO) On 27 March 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. A 55 year-old woman from Huizhou City, Guangdong Province. She became ill on 16 March and was admitted to hospital on  Read More »

Judge orders ricin suspect released, stays decision 24 hours

( A judge ordered the 19-year-old accused of making a deadly ricin toxin be released to home confinement for immediate admittance to a psychiatric hospital on Tuesday, then agreed to stay the ruling for 24 hours upon prosecutors’ request. Daniel Milzman, a sophomore at Georgetown University, has been held at a  Read More »

Georgetown student who made ricin in his dorm could face 10 years in prison

(TheGWHatchet) The Georgetown University student who allegedly produced ricin in his dorm room could face at least 10 years in prison for possessing the deadly substance, according to a Washington Post report. Daniel Milzman, 19, who has struggled with depression for years, may have been planning to hurt himself or others,  Read More »

Rising number of bird flu cases in Cambodia under scrutiny

(ABCAustralia) It was the highest number of human cases in the world and more than the total that Cambodia had recorded, since H5N1 was first detected there a decade ago. So far this year, another four Cambodians have died from avian influenza. This week, officials from Cambodia, Vietnam and international agencies  Read More »