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In this file photo, Patrick Sawyer is shown with his daughter Ava at their home in Coon Rapids. Sawyer died from Ebola after traveling from his native Liberia to Nigeria.
AP In this file photo, Patrick Sawyer is shown with his daughter Ava at their home in Coon Rapids. Sawyer died from Ebola after traveling from his native Liberia to Nigeria.

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone declares health emergency

Ebola has been blamed for more than 670 deaths in four West African countries this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down in Liberia and Sierra Leone. »
Intestinal immunity induced by oral polio vaccine is imperfect and wanes with time. Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

IPV offers better protection from polio virus

Inactivated poliovirus vaccine does not induce an intestinal mucosal immune response, but boosts protection in those primed with OPV »

‘Childhood diarrhoea affects 2 lakh children annually’

Nearly two lakh children are affected by diarrhoea annually in the State due to consumption of contaminated food and water, lack of sanitation and cleanliness, said Minister for Health and Family... »
Large-scale misuse and overuse of antibiotics in chicken is leading to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the chicken itself. Eating small doses of antibiotics through chicken can also lead to development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in humans. File photo

Antibiotics in your chicken!

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) lab study found residues of antibiotics in 40 per cent of the samples of chicken that were tested. »
Newspapers being sold on a street with headlines about Ebola virus killing a Liberian in Lagos, Nigeria. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa.

African authorities act to stem Ebola outbreak

First death in Nigeria after three other countries hit. Protests in Sierra Leone, where 454 have died. »
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