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

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.

2013-11-19 12:53:20

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.

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.

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

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).

2013-09-26 23:34:13

A Science News article written by Denise Brehm gives a reality check during a mass Pandemic.

2013-09-10 14:20:40

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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