It’s hard to scare the bejesus out of someone in a haunted house while socially distancing, which may explain the decision by Universal to cancel its Halloween Horror Nights this year at its U.S. theme parks.

NEW YORK, May 24: Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director said.

SHANGHAI, April 28: Claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan have no basis in fact, the head of the lab told Reuters, adding that there were still no conclusive answers as to where the disease started.

At War With a Virus

April 9, 2020 08:52 am

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump has labeled himself a wartime president, and many others around the world are using similar language. It’s a description that raises an obvious question: What does the history and nature of war tell us about fighting a virus?

Walt Disney Co will release the live-action epic ‘Mulan’ in movie theaters in July and Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ in November, the company said on Friday as it reshuffled a schedule disrupted by the global coronavirus outbreak.

Pearl Jam is postponing the North American leg of its Gigaton world tour because of concerns over the new coronavirus, the band announced Monday.

Italian fashion officials on Tuesday forecast a nearly 2% drop in first-half revenues due to the virus emerging from China, which also is preventing three Chinese fashion houses from traveling to Milan Fashion Week later this month.

Concerts and shows are being canceled, not just in China but across much of Asia, as a virus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people and reached more than 20 countries spooks the entertainment industry.

SHANGHAI, Jan 21: China reported the fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise, sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday.

BEIJING, Jan 19: China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese lunar new year when hundreds of millions of people travel.

Social media is unsocial

January 14, 2020 08:42 am

Social media has taken over the world like deadly virus. Social media was built to create opportunities for people to bridge communication gap and connect with people all over the world. But now it has become the reason for the communication gap. New research has shown it could be having the opposite effect and leaving people more and more isolated.

DADELDHURA, Sept 27: Schools in Amargadhi Municipality are carrying out awareness programs on dengue as the virus has spread almost across the country except in a few mountainous districts.

Aug 6: A company that makes semiconductors for Apple iPhones says it is recovering from a virus outbreak but expects the incident to delay shipments and raise costs.

July 9: There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been believed that the virus probably weakens the immune system in older people, but now mice tests have shown that the opposite is true – somehow, the virus gives the immune system a bit of a late-stage boost.

A human virus that causes a rare form of leukemia increases the risk of disease by changing the way DNA loops inside our cells.

What is Nipah virus?

NEW DELHI, May 22: At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and extremely deadly Nipah virus, according to a report by the BBC.

KOZHIKODE, May 21: The National Virology Institute, Pune, confirmed that the contagious fever that has killed several people in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts over the last fortnight is due to Nipah virus (NiV). Six more people succumbed to symptoms suspected to be that of Nipah virus on Sunday.

BIRTAMOD (Jhapa), August 10: Birtamod-based B&C Hospital in Jhapa is to start treatment for influenza 'A' type virus (H1N1) commonly known as swine flu from tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, August 9: In a meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, Health Minister informed that so far 381 patients of Influenza 'A' type are found and 10 have succumbed.

Girl child dies of dengue virus

November 18, 2016 11:27 am

CHITWAN, Nov 18: A girl child has died from dengue – the first dengue related death recorded this fiscal year in Chitwan district – which is reeling under a spate of the infection.