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LONDON: The World Health Organisation has said that the E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak that has left 17 dead and sickened hundreds across Europe is a new strain.
The bird flu virus that has killed 36 people in China is capable of human-to-human spread, scientists found in animal studies that highlight its pandemic potential.
The UN Human Rights Council has named the former Australian judge Michael Kirby to steer a landmark investigation of abuses in North Korea, which refuses to co-operate with the world body’s...
Nicolas Gubert French health authorities say they fear the country's first case of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 18 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia, may have infected two other people.
Riyadh: Fifteen people in Saudi Arabia have died from a SARS-like virus, Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia says.
Steven Mufson The chicken coop was empty at the northern Beijing home of a man who gave only his surname, Bai. On a normal day, he sells 20 to 30 chickens from the wooden structure that faces the dusty street,...
The death toll from a new strain of bird flu in China has reached 20, with dozens infected, state media reports, as experts say there is no evidence so far of human-to-human transmission.
Barbara Demick On a subway carriage in Shanghai, commotion breaks out when someone spots a live chicken poking its head out of a bag tucked under one of the seats.
Julia Medew Australian health authorities are preparing to combat China's new strain of bird flu amid fears it is one of the most lethal influenza viruses the world has seen.
A seven-year-old girl is Beijing's first human case of H7N9 bird flu, local authorities say as China's outbreak of the disease spreads to the capital.
Bill Savadove Cities in eastern China where the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has killed six people are moving to prevent the virus spreading by banning the live poultry trade as well as culling fowl.
Malcolm Moore in Beijing China's new president flew out of Moscow on Sunday pronouncing himself "deeply satisfied" with his first official trip overseas. But back home, the only topic of conversation was his elegant wife.
Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza - a sub-type that had not previously been transmitted to humans - the government said.
John Upton Beijing gets a lot of attention for its pollution, but it’s nowhere near the top of the list of the world's dirtiest cities.
Australian anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott has accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
A patient being treated for a mysterious SARS-like virus has died, a British hospital said on Tuesday.
A patient admitted to hospital in Saudi Arabia with a new virus from the same family as SARS has died, taking the global death toll from the previously unknown disease to seven.
John Garnaut Canned fresh air sold as pollution worsens in China.
John Garnaut, Beijing A Chinese entrepreneur is selling fresh air in soft drink cans, similar to bottled drinking water, as north China is once again choking in toxic smog.
Daryl Loo, Feiwen Rong BEIJING ordered government vehicles off the roads as part of an emergency response to ease air pollution that has smothered China's capital for the past three days, while warning the smog will...