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  • 24 Oct 2014 23:19

    Mass Ebola vaccines for Africa within 8 months: WHO

    Hundreds of thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine could be rolled out by mid-2015, with trials being put in place to start in affected countries in west Africa as early as December this year, said the World Health Organization. 

  • 24 Oct 2014 14:27

    Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough

    Australian surgeons said on Friday (Oct 24) they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.

  • 23 Oct 2014 23:46

    Beware of new flu strains: Expert

    There is a need to be prepared for new strains of the flu virus as it is ever-evolving - possibly crossing over from animal species to humans, says infectious diseases expert Professor Leo Yee Sin.

  • 23 Oct 2014 22:50

    Extra powers to tackle deadly bat virus in Australia

    Australia's New South Wales state is set to unveil tougher measures to tackle bats after three flying foxes were found to be carrying the deadly lyssavirus. Three people in Australia have died from the bat-borne virus, which has no effective treatment. 

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