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Swine flu cases generally spike in the winter months of December and January in the west and north of India [AP Photo-Ajit Solanki]

Swine flu kills at least 40 in India’s Rajasthan state

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of the year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, according to authorities.

Swine flu kills 40 in western India

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said Friday.

Hong Kong scientists report breakthrough antidote for viral diseases

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases — a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses.

WHO: Ebola in DRC not currently an emergency of international concern

“It was the view of the committee that the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have not currently been met,” WHO said in a statement after a meeting of its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee.

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