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2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

2013-11-19 12:53:20

U-M researchers find state’s immunization registry can be used to spur parents of children with chronic illness to get vaccinated during pandemic A new University of Michigan study found that the state immunization registry – the public health database that tracks vaccinations– can be an effective tool to encourage influenza vaccinations during a pandemic. U-M researchers collaborated with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to evaluate a statewide influenza...

2013-10-08 23:34:49

The winning entry in this year's Google Science Fair promises to combat the flu virus by novel means. UV Technologies, LLC, makers of UV-Aid natural flu and cold prevention, voice caution in light of increased occurances of super bugs. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Eric Chen's winning entry in the 2013 Google Science Fair states, "The emergence of new highly lethal influenza viruses such as H5N1 and H7N9 poses a grave threat to the world. My project is to discover...

Additional MERS Cases Raise Concerns Over Saudi Arabian Pilgrimage
2013-10-06 07:35:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the hajj season in Saudi Arabia quickly approaches, the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is ramping up efforts to keep millions of pilgrims safe from falling ill to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The annual pilgrimage occurs from October 13-18 with millions expected to be flocking to Mecca and Medina for prayer and worship. While the MOH had not reported any known cases of MERS-CoV stemming...

2013-09-26 23:34:13

A Science News article written by Denise Brehm gives a reality check during a mass Pandemic. Survival Company First Aid Global carries products for Bug-Out & Bug-In situations and also markets their products through ContagionSurvival.com and PowerSurvival.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 In a Science News article from July 30th, 2013 entitled "Controlling Contagion by Restricting Mobility: In the Face of an Epidemic, Even Moderate Travel Restrictions Would Slow...

2013-09-10 14:20:40

Virus attaches to both upper and lower respiratory tract epithelium, according to report in The American Journal of Pathology A new study has found that a novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza A virus, which has recently emerged in humans, attaches moderately or abundantly to the epithelium of both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. This pattern has not been observed before for avian influenza A viruses. The report, published in the October issue of The American Journal of Pathology,...

Virologists To Manufacture More Dangerous H7N9 Bird Flu
2013-08-08 06:58:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are planning to create deadlier and more highly transmissible versions of the H7N9 bird flu with the hope they will be able to predict how it will mutate and determine whether or not there is a risk that it could result in a pandemic, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to Reuters Health and Science Correspondent Kate Kelland, virologists Ron Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka are leading a team of 22...

Human-To-Human Transmissibility Discovered In H7N9 Bird Flu
2013-08-07 07:08:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Chinese researchers has discovered the first probable case of human to human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China. While the news is startling, the researchers still stress that it does not spread efficiently in this manner. Published today in the British Medical Journal, the study findings provide the strongest evidence yet of H7N9 transmission between humans, a disease that has so far sickened 134 people and resulted...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.