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2014-06-28 05:54:58

“Drastic action is needed” in order to stop a deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has caused widespread infection and killed hundreds of people throughout West Africa, World Health Organization officials said on Friday.

2014-06-18 08:29:32

TITUSVILLE, New Jersey, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population.

Mystery Of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved
2014-04-29 03:47:04

University of Arizona researcher Michael Worobey and his team have discovered the key to understanding influenza pandemics may lie in previous flu exposure during childhood

2014-04-10 16:22:38

The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can't spread easily between people.

Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus Infected Washington State Sea Otters
2014-04-09 10:55:14

Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009

Flu Evolution Study May Change Textbooks, History Books
2014-02-17 10:55:14

A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding flu outbreaks of historical significance.

2014-02-07 13:13:27

Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza—H5N1—has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.

Novel Bird Flu H10N8 Has Potential To Become Pandemic
2014-02-05 07:13:38

While China has already been dealing with one avian influenza outbreak – H7N9 – a novel strain has emerged, killing its first victim in December. The new strain, H10N8, has also infected another person last month and experts are now concerned of the potential for another pandemic.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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