Infectious Diseases

Is Our Failure to Invest in an Ebola Cure 'Morally Bankrupt' or Financially Prudent?

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Natalie Nezhati

It could be said that the investment of resources into a cure that could carry a price-tag of £1m plus per person to turn a profit is, in purely financial terms, a ridiculous thing to do. With many pharmaceutical companies linking their moral accountability solely with their shareholders, for those who contract unprofitable, neglected diseases it's often a case of "bad luck" and in many cases "goodbye".

Ebola: What Are The Symptoms Of This Deadly Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Following the Ebola virus outbreak that has now killed 400 people in West Africa, an expert has warned that there may be a possibility of it spreading...

1m Targeted In MMR Catch-Up Campaign

PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Around a million children and teenagers are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a rise in measles cases in Eng...

US Man Contracts Plague After Pulling Mouse From Cat's Jaws

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

A US man has contracted the plague more than 600 years since the Black Death swept through Europe, killing a third of the population, it has been conf...

Warning Over Fake Anti-Malaria Drugs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

A third of anti-malaria drugs on the market are fake or of poor quality, threatening to increase resistance to life-saving medicine, new research has ...

Flesh-Eating Strain Of MRSA Reaches UK

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Potentially deadly strains of MRSA that are easily passed between people outside of hospitals are increasing in the UK, experts said today. Extra v...

Olympic Pandemic: Masses Flocking To Capital Could Cause 'Global Spread Of Disease'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

The London 2012 Olympics could be the ideal breeding ground for fostering dangerous infectious diseases, scientists have warned. As thousands prepa...