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Anthrax outbreak in Siberia

An outbreak of anthrax in Siberia has been blamed on a heatwave melting infected reindeer carcasses that were frozen in the tundra inside the Arctic Circle.

An outbreak of anthrax in Siberia has been blamed on a heatwave melting infected reindeer carcasses that were frozen in the tundra inside the Arctic Circle.

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Eight new cases of MERS in South Korea

South Korea’s health ministry has recorded eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, bringing the total to 162. So far 19 people

South Korea’s health ministry has recorded eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, bringing the total to 162. So far 19 people

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Ebola financial symptoms could cost 3 billion euros in 2015

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has devastated lives in three of the continent’s poorest countries. The World Bank says the cost of the outbreak to

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has devastated lives in three of the continent’s poorest countries. The World Bank says the cost of the outbreak to

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How fear of treatment is making the Ebola crisis worse

The current Ebola crisis is the worst outbreak of the disease in its 40-year history. The World Health Organisation’s latest figures say it has

The current Ebola crisis is the worst outbreak of the disease in its 40-year history. The World Health Organisation’s latest figures say it has

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Cultural traditions making deadly Ebola outbreak worse, experts say

West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola, health ministers from the worst affected countries warned

West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola, health ministers from the worst affected countries warned

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Ebola expected to terrorise West Africa for 'months' - WHO

International authorities are closely involved in the outbreak of the ebola virus in Guinea, West Africa, which was officially announced on February

International authorities are closely involved in the outbreak of the ebola virus in Guinea, West Africa, which was officially announced on February

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Ebola virus in Guinea 'most aggressive, near totally fatal'

Western Africa is bracing against an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly ebola virus. Guinea is the country affected the worst by the viral

Western Africa is bracing against an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly ebola virus. Guinea is the country affected the worst by the viral

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Dengue: Turning up the volume on a silent disaster

Over the past 50 years, dengue has spread from nine to over a hundred countries, making it the most rapidly spreading vector-borne disease. The

Over the past 50 years, dengue has spread from nine to over a hundred countries, making it the most rapidly spreading vector-borne disease. The

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The diabetes puzzle

An insulin syringe has become a vital part of life for a growing number of people, but why is the incidence of diabetes increasing? And how can

An insulin syringe has become a vital part of life for a growing number of people, but why is the incidence of diabetes increasing? And how can

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Over-hygienic parents could be cause of diabetes

Insulin-dependent diabetes is on the rise all around the world, but the cause of this disease remains unclear. There is a theory, however, that

Insulin-dependent diabetes is on the rise all around the world, but the cause of this disease remains unclear. There is a theory, however, that