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MERS Cases Double In Month Of April Alone, First US Case Confirmed
2014-05-03 11:42:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the ongoing threat of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, experts have been feverishly looking for a source of the infection, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 130 people since first being detected in June 2012 – and first reported three months later in September 2012. Studies on the virus have revolved around bats, goats, sheep, and camels, with the most reliable sources having...

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2008-08-16 15:25:00

More humans could be infected with bird flu, specifically the H9N2 strain, and that could lead to a worldwide pandemic, according to a Hong Kong expert. "It's quite possible ... H9N2 is infecting humans quite a lot, much (more) than we appreciate merely because it is beyond the radar," said Malik Peiris, a Hong Kong-based microbiologist. "In humans, it is very mild, so most of the time it's probably not even recognized or biologically tested," said Peiris, who has co-authored several papers...

2006-08-04 07:15:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease. Malik Peiris of the University of Hong Kong, who has studied the virus for nearly 10 years, said genetic sequencing of H5N1 strains found in animals would help scientists get their hands on vital information, and governments could in turn do more to control the spread...

2006-08-04 02:25:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease. Malik Peiris of the University of Hong Kong, who has studied the virus for nearly 10 years, said genetic sequencing of H5N1 strains found in animals would help scientists get their hands on vital information, and governments could in turn do more to control...

2006-08-04 02:25:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease. Malik Peiris of the University of Hong Kong, who has studied the virus for nearly 10 years, said genetic sequencing of H5N1 strains found in animals would help scientists get their hands on vital information, and governments could in turn do more to control the spread...

2006-03-06 23:35:18

HONG KONG (Reuters) - People living in warmer climates suffer far more illness and death during flu outbreaks than previously imagined, Hong Kong researchers have found, and they urged vaccination for those most at risk, like the elderly. As a result, human influenza ought to be given a higher priority than is presently accorded to it in tropical and subtropical countries, said microbiologist Malik Peiris, the leader of a research team at the University of Hong Kong. Ordinary...

2006-02-22 05:10:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- Virus samples taken from wild birds found dead in Hong Kong recently were closely linked to a strain of the H5N1 virus that surfaced in Japan and South Korea in 2004, but not the one spreading in Europe, a top scientist said. This finding suggests that apart from the strain circulating in Europe, there could be a reservoir of another strain of the deadly H5N1 virus that is entrenched, probably in wild birds, said microbiologist Malik Peiris of the University of Hong...

2005-11-03 00:22:18

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus thrives in the cooler months between October and March, matching the seasonal peak for common human influenza viruses. This fact is not lost on health experts, who fear the two will marry in a "mixing host," such as a human or a pig, resulting in a lethal hybrid that not only spreads easily between humans, but is packed with the power to kill millions of people. One question is why influenza peaks at this time each...

2005-10-31 07:54:27

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Wild migratory birds seem to have become the world's public enemy number one since the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus spreading in Asia was detected this month as far west as European Russia, Turkey and Romania. Mindful that the geographical spread appears to be tracking migratory routes of wild birds, some people in parts of Asia have begun avoiding bird markets and sanctuaries, and are even giving chicken dishes a miss. Last week, students who...

2005-10-31 09:45:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- Wild migratory birds seem to have become the world's public enemy number one since the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus spreading in Asia was detected this month as far west as European Russia, Turkey and Romania. Mindful that the geographical spread appears to be tracking migratory routes of wild birds, some people in parts of Asia have begun avoiding bird markets and sanctuaries, and are even giving chicken dishes a miss. Last week, students who visited Hong Kong's Mai...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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