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Microscopic view of the ebola virus

A rapid diagnostic test for Ebola may be available for clinical trials by October end, say French developers.   French scientists have devised a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola akin to the easy-to-use home pregnancy tests, through which a diagnosis can be made under 15 minutes, it was announced...

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Post six weeks of no new instances of the virus, Nigeria has been officially declared Ebola-free. After Senegal, now Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), since the disease has showed no signs of occurrence or recurrence for six weeks, on October 20, 2014.  The...

Ebola screening London airport

Britain has begun screening for Ebola at Heathrow airport.   Screenings for the Ebola virus began in Britain on October 14, 2014, in light of the breach in protocol in the US. Passengers flying in from West African countries are being scanned for the disease at London’s busiest Heathrow airport. The...

ebola on trial

Oxford in south-east London to host Ebola vaccine trial. Trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine have begun in the UK, under which the first of the 60 volunteers will be injected with the vaccine that contains negligible part of genetic material from the Ebola virus. The vaccine is being...

Mega-retailer Tesco has revealed Surprize – a new apple variety. UK’s largest retailer, Tesco, has unveiled a new variety of apples that it likes to call ‘Surprize’. The new variety of apple has a yellow skin and the inside flesh is pink. Surprize will go on sale from today,...

Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency, says World Health Organisation. Putting all doubts to rest, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency at an international level. While it has made no recommendations on international travel or trade hold-ups, it...

The New Coco-Cola Life claims to have a Third less sugar than the regular version of Coke. Beverage manufacturing giant Coca-Cola is all set to launch its new naturally sweetened drink which will have three times less sugar and calories than the regular coke. The new drink has been named...