Local health officials first suspected the emergence of Ebola after a 65-year-old woman with classic symptoms of the disease, died, and was buried in an unsafe manner, which led to the infection and death of seven of her relatives.
According to the Nepal Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, cases of scrub typhus have been recorded in 27 districts of the country.
Since the beginning of the year, certain European Union public health institutes have observed an upsurge in the number of positive enterovirus detections, especially Echovirus 30 cases.
A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has found.
Two countries of World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region, DPR Korea and Timor-Leste, were verified for eliminating measles, and six countries certified for controlling rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, two years ahead of the target year 2020.
The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.
Large unmanned hexacopters fitted with 20-litre tanks for carrying fertiliser or pesticides follow pre-mapped routes and spray crops accordingly.
The Rwandan government says 154 cows have died of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) since the confirmation of the outbreak early in June.
African swine fever has been detected on a farm with 15,000 pigs in Latvia, the worst outbreak so far of the disease in the Baltic country.
The virus in the cordoned off zone has been contained, but quarantine measures will continue until six weeks after the elimination of the virus.