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Ebola-like Marburg virus kills two in Uganda: official

KAMPALA: Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said on Thursday. "Blood samples were taken from two people who have since died and were found positive for Marburg", Uganda's health ministry permanent secretary, said Dr. Diana Atwine. She said a team of experts had been sent to Kween district, near the Kenyan border, to contain the virus. "At moment we don't know if there are other people…

Qadri, Imran, Sheikh Rashid are ‘viruses of democracy’: Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry on Friday took a jibe at the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, and Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmed calling them "viruses of democracy".  "There are certain virus in Pakistan who are a threat to democracy and to spread discord, and one of them is the cleric from Canada," he said while speaking during the GT Road rally which is underway from Islamabad to Lahore. "These along…

France to cull 600,000 more ducks as fights bird flu virus

BORDEAUX, FRANCE: France will cull a further 600,000 ducks as part of efforts to prevent a spread of the H5N8 bird flu virus, the country's farming minister Stephane Le Foll said on Tuesday. The latest cull will take place in the Landes region of southwest France, which is home to the most of the country's foie gras producers. "We have already culled a lot of ducks in the eastern bit of that area. We know that there is still an area remaining where we will have to take action to cull all the ducks," Le Foll told the…

Beware: This message can instantly freeze your iPhone

An emoji-based message designed by hackers to crash or freeze iPhones is sending scare among the phone owners, after some reports of it crashing the expensive devices. The’ encrypted message’ can freeze your Apple iPhone even without you opening it. This means that the message can freeze your iPhone as soon as you receive it. Yes, the moment you receive the emoji message on your iPhone -- it will freeze. The message, first reported by EverythingApplePro YouTube channel, consists of two emojis and characters. The…