As the Chinese government openly begins to speculate about the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu strain, an international team of experts, including some from the World Health Organization, have been deployed to investigate the disease in the country.
[PHOTOS: Bird Flu Cases Increase in China]
If true, the development would quickly raise concerns of the disease outbreak leading to a pandemic. Flu experts have long warned once a particularly [...]
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China’s bird flu crisis showed no sign of easing Tuesday, as another person was reported to have died from the virus, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Four new cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported Monday — two in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, one in neighboring Anhui Province and another case in Shanghai, where the patient died.
This brings the total number of people infected in the country [...]
A new bird flu is infecting patients across China, currently 16 patients have tested positive for the virus and six have died. But some flu watchers are convinced that the test that doctors are using to detect the H9N7 virus are faulty — that they aren’t sensitive enough.
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“Right now, the state is watching for passengers arriving with flu-like symptoms.
A very good public health measure imho, but the [...]
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s farewell online town hall, complete with live audiences and interactive connections around the globe, cost taxpayers $85,000, according to federal contract documents.
The January 29 town hall, dubbed a “Global Townterview” and held at the Newseum, came after a virus sidelined President Obama’s top diplomat, forcing her to cancel several trips a few weeks before she turned over the keys of the department to former [...]
ST. PAUL, Minn. — New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that many older adults become sick with the flu despite being vaccinated.
The CDC data looked at outpatient clinic visits and found that the flu vaccine was only 9 percent effective in people 65 and older who came down with the A strain of the virus, which is also known as H3N2. That strain has [...]
Scientists last night ended a voluntary ban on creating mutant forms of bird flu, despite warnings that an accidental release could kill millions of people.
Research into H5N1 transmission stopped a year ago amid fears information about how to create potentially dangerous viruses could be used for bioterrorism.
The self-imposed moratorium came after two teams independently discovered how to mutate the virus so that it could be transmitted through [...]
Our nation has reached a landmark in influenza vaccine history with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new seasonal flu vaccine, called Flublok, made with novel technology.
This method uses recombinant DNA and a modified baculovirus (a virus that infects insects) to produce a safe and effective human flu vaccine.
A U.S.-based power plant was hit with a malware attack thanks to an infected USB stick used for software updates.
The incident was revealed in a new report from the U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). The power plant contacted CERT after discovering a virus in a turbine control system that impacted about 10 computers on its control system network, and affected operations for about three weeks.
The USB drive in [...]
This was recently observed for the first time by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. Their work was published Jan. 10 in the journal Science.
The video below shows the bacteria-infecting virus T7 walking along the surface of the E. coli bacteria, searching for the perfect place to inject its package of genetic material.
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Virginia hospital visitors were urged by health care advocates Wednesday to wear masks in an effort to protect against a widespread and severe outbreak of flu rapidly spreading across the country.
More than two dozen hospitals, medical facilities and urgent-care centers in the Hampton Roads area announced changes to their visitation policies that also include restrictions on visitors younger than 18 years old, since youth are more susceptible to the severe [...]
AFP - An outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea has sickened more than 400 vacationers and crew members aboard two Christmas-time cruises in the Caribbean, the CDC said Saturday.
The CDC said it was still conducting lab tests to determine the pathogen, but it indicated it might be Norovirus, which is highly contagious and typically transmitted from person to person.
Both ships, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess, reported the outbreak [...]
More than 800,000 cases reported since the summer
There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year.
More than 800,000 cases have been confirmed since the summer, an 83 per cent increase on the same period last year.
The real figure is likely to be much higher given that many cases are not reported.
Preventative measures: The norovirus is [...]
“A disabled form of the virus that causes AIDS has been used for the first time in a child as a treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
Emily “Emma” Whitehead, a 7-year-old girl from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania was diagnosed with ALL in 2010. She received standard chemotherapy treatments, but in October 2011, her cancer returned.”
Women more likely to get sick as they more time with children
Women may accuse men of exaggerating when they have flu - but a new study has found that it is females who are more likely to admit to having sniffles and sneezes.
The research, carried out by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine last winter, shows that women are are 16 per cent more likely to say they are ill – [...]
All Americans aged 15 to 65 should be tested for HIV, a government health panel has recommended.
According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an estimated 200,000 people nationwide don’t realise they are infected with the virus that can cause AIDS.
Officials said the new draft recommendation is aimed at preventing those people from infecting others or developing AIDS themselves.
If finalised, private insurers would have to pay for the test.
What does that? Decays deer from the “inside out”.
This guy has never seen anything like this before. Is the so called hemorrhagic fever misinformation?
The numbers are amazing.
Think it’s space radiation doom? Something like it I think.
5,000 dead deer reported in Nebraska. How many UNreported?
CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. —
A disease is killing deer by the hundreds in the North Carolina foothills.
Most of the people Eyewitness News talked with reported seeing the deer [...]
DENVER (CBS4)- Hospital employees across Colorado are being threatened with their jobs if they don’t get the flu shot by the end of the year.
This requirement is being implemented now even though the State of Colorado only requires more than half of all employees to receive the vaccination. The mandate for all employees doesn’t take effect for several years.
These health care workers feel they are being given a choice: get [...]
Studies have recently shown there is a very exciting virus that seems to cure all different types of cancer in laboratory conditions.
It has no side effects, so could be safely given to humans.
My question is this – why is this virus sitting in a lab instead of being offered to terminal cancer patients who have been ‘sent home to die’?
If there’s no side effects shouldn’t we be giving it to [...]
Researchers, led by Vancouver’s Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an influenza expert at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, noticed in the early weeks of the [2009 H1N1] pandemic that people who got a flu shot for the 2008-09 winter seemed to be more likely to get infected with the pandemic virus than people who hadn’t received a flu shot. Five studies done in several provinces showed the same unsettling results
More to [...]
The US government’s health watchdog is warning children and the elderly to avoid contact with pigs at agricultural fairs following a surge in humans infected with swine flu over the past month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the bulk of the 145 infections identified since 12 July are in young people. Elderly people are also vulnerable to the virus passed from pigs to humans.
Swine flu is spreading in Indiana, with human cases rising tenfold in a week, state public health officials said on Wednesday, confirming 113 people are infected and saying they expect to see more.
The total confirmed cases of the Influenza A variant virus that has been transmissible from swine to humans in Indiana jumped from just 11 last week. The cases, which show symptoms of a mild seasonal flu, have been [...]
US health officials on Friday warned the public to be careful around pigs after an outbreak of flu among visitors to county fairs.
The virus does not appear to have evolved to the point where it spreads easily among humans, but it does contain a gene from the pandemic H1N1 flu that sickened millions worldwide in 2009 and 2010.
“We are concerned that… may confer the potential for the virus to infect [...]
Part two of Paul Joseph Watson’s interview with You Tube star Sheila Martin in which we discuss the so-called “zombie attacks” that have exploded this year. Could a secret virus be behind these horrific acts of violence, an environmental cause, or is this just a reflection of the fact that society is slowly collapsing?
Mike Adams Exposes The Zombie Conspiracy –
Miami Zombie Shoots up Bath Salts – Infowars Nightly [...]
While work markets are transfixed by what central planners in various continents may do, but really just say, a tragedy in Africa continues to develop, as the recently reported Ebola outbreak in the infamous country of Uganda, which is not Spain, has now spread to a local prison, even as the number of infected cases has doubled in the last several days since we first reported on this most recent [...]
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.