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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.

2014-01-14 08:28:02

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old WASHINGTON, Jan.

First Human Case Of Infection From H10N8 Bird Flu Detected In China
2013-12-18 06:53:04

A bird flu strain not previously seen in humans has been reported by Chinese health authorities to have infected a 73-year-old woman in east China’s Jiangxi Provincial capital of Nanchang.

Emerging Bird Flu Strain Still Poorly Adapted For Infecting Humans
2013-12-05 19:41:56

Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily, according to a new study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.