Legionnaires’ disease has killed four people and sickened at least 71 people in the Bronx, New York. Above, magazine cover story titles related to previous outbreaks of Legionnaires disease.

First reported in September, 2012, human infections with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can result in severe respiratory disease, characterised by life-threatening pneumonia and renal failure. Countries with primary infections of MERS-CoV are located in the Middle East, but cases have been occasionally exported in other countries (fi gure). Human-to-human infections of MERS-CoV are rare and confi rmed cases are usually traced back to contact with camels, an intermediate host species for MERS-CoV. (Correspondence)

GENEVA — United Nations member states agreed Monday to a plan to tackle resistance to antibiotic drugs, spurred by warnings of a catastrophe for public health and heavy economic losses if they did

LATEST statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) show that men and women are living longer by six years even as child deaths have almost halved – falling from an estimated 90 deaths per 1

India has met only four of ten health targets under the Millenium Development Goals (MDG), and has made next to no progress on another four, according to new data from the World Health Organisation

Measles, while not always fatal, is a potentially serious and highly communicable respiratory disease caused by a virus and spreads in the air.(Reuters)

Cases of pneumonia among children in Kilifi have reduced sharply after the introduction of a vaccine in 2011, latest results show.

E-cigarettes have for the first time been found to be harmful to the lungs in the same way as traditional nicotine cigarettes.

A leading microbiologist has warned of the increasing threat that killer fungi poses to humans and the environment.

The Centre will soon launch an action plan against diarrhoea and pneumonia in four States, including Rajasthan. The aim is to end preventable child deaths from these two by 2025.