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France Reports First Death From Coronavirus, WHO Raises Global Concerns
2013-05-29 08:15:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three weeks after French health officials reported the first case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) showing up in France, the man who contracted the disease while on a recent trip to the Middle East has died, according to the country´s Health Ministry. The 65-year-old man becomes the 24th person to succumb to the stranglehold of nCoV. He is the third confirmed death from the virus in Europe; the others occurring in Britain and...

Bird-Flu Scientists Say US Should Not Be Sole Deciders Of Virus' Fate
2012-01-16 13:22:00

Scientists are now saying that the U.S. government should not get to decide who controls the scientific information involving how to make the dangerous bird-flu virus. Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam have accepted recommendations by the US government's National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to keep details on how to construct the virus unpublished. "We do question whether it is appropriate to have one country dominate a discussion that has...

2011-07-12 09:45:00

AMSTERDAM, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Helping Virologists Keep Up-to-Date in a Fast-moving Field Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com) has announced the publication of the first issue of Current Opinion in Virology - a new journal in its prestigious Current Opinion series, publishing six issues a year. Current Opinion in Virology was launched to provide a systematic, comprehensive and filtered approach to the ever-expanding wealth of research published on viruses and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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