Infectious Diseases

Viral diseases

Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of diseases causes by a viral infection including viral encephalitis (rabies), yellow fever and Zika virus.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is an acute, mosquito-borne viral disease.

Brazil waging war against Zika mosquito

Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilise some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects.

Not everyone with Ebola has symptoms

A study indicates that Ebola, like many other viral infections, presents with a spectrum of clinical manifestations, including minimally symptomatic infection.

US may develop vaccine for Zika virus

The American National Institute of Health has begun some initial work, with plans to boost funding to Brazilian scientists for Zika-related research.

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