The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns people to take recommended precautions when interacting with pigs and avoiding in contact with them that appear ill.
An investigation by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of cases of hepatitis A from July to December last year revealed the total of seven cases in which sun dried tomatoes were implicated.
Highlighting the fears of the bird flu H5N1, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, it was ‘deeply concerned’ about the danger of scientific information could fall into the wrong hands.
A research team from Netherlands led by Ron Fouchier at Rotterdam’s Erasmus Medical Center said it had created a mutant version of the H5N1 bird flu virus that could for the first time be spread among mammals.
Norovirus cases since July are up almost 20 percent on the same period last year, the figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show.
Scientists have developed a vaccine that could end the need for annual winter flu injections.
Dengue is caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito as it bites. The male mosquitoes are modified so their offspring die before reproducing.
The Philippines remains one of the countries that are bird flu free.
Russia now has a burgeoning growth of HIV victims where more than half million are officially registered cases. The United Nations HIV/AIDS (Unaids) program and others, have estimated the number to be closer to one million.
In a tropical country like the Philippines, abrupt changing of weather conditions not yet in time for dry to wet season or vise versa is uncommon. Out of the blue, people may soon find out that they have the colds or the flu virus to contend with them.