Animal virology

Epidemiologist reports four fatal influenza cases in Serbia

NIS, BELGRADE - Four people have died after contracting the H1N1 virus and there are two more suspect cases of H1N1 infection in Serbia, epidemiologist Branislav Tiodorovic, acting director of the Public Health Institute in Nis, southern Serbia, told Tanjug Thursday.

Tiodorovic said Influenza A (H1N1) and A (H3N2) viruses had been confirmed present in the Nis area.

Fast-track Ebola Test to be Introduced in Africa

The World Health Organization has approved the first fast-track Ebola test that could help alleviate the situation in West Africa.

The desease has already killed 10,000 people.

The test has been developed by a US company, and despite not being as accurate as more detailed examinations, but is much easier and faster to execute, as reported by Reuters.

Flu toll reaches eight, with 15 patients still in ICU

The number of people who have died from influenza-related complications rose to eight over the weekend, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported on Monday, without releasing any additional details.

A total of 30 people are currently in hospital being treated for the flu, with 15 of them in intensive care.

Health worker with Ebola transferred to London hospital

A health worker who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in Britain arrived at a London hospital from Scotland early on Tuesday for treatment after contracting the disease in West Africa.
The woman arrived at the capital's Royal Free hospital, Britain's designated Ebola treatment centre, in an ambulance accompanied by several police vehicles, a Reuters witness said.