South Korea is facing an outbreak of Mers. The number of people infected is rising, as is the death toll. We explain the origins of the virus; how it spreads and whether a vaccine can protect against it.
Twelve people have been infected with Hepatitis C after undergoing surgery involving an anesthetist who also had the disease. It remains unclear if the disease was spread through negligence or intentionally.
Birds in Germany are dying of the African Usutu virus. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. Blackbirds in particular have been infected in recent years.
Health officials in Serbia have reported new deaths of the West Nile virus, where over 200 people are confirmed to be infected. The disease has also claimed lives in several EU countries.
The Health Ministry has said two people who received an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues to spread into conflict areas.
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