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London Crossrail Project Unearths History Of Black Death
2014-03-31 08:45:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A forensic analysis of teeth taken from 660-year-old skeletons recently dug up during London’s Crossrail project excavations reveal that the corpses were the victims from the great Black Death pandemic of the 14th century. The skeletal teeth contain DNA from the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis and were dated to 1348-50. According to historical records, thousands of Londoners perished during these years and were dumped in a mass...

2014-03-27 12:30:08

ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu admissions to pediatric intensive care units (PICU). It illustrates the important protection flu vaccine can provide to children against more serious flu outcomes. CDC...

H1N1 Death Risk Dramatically Lowered If Antivirals Are Administered Within Two Days Of Symptoms
2014-03-19 09:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tamiflu treatments have been somewhat controversial over the past few years, with some evidence showing the H7N9 bird flu gaining resistance to the drug and others questioning the effectiveness of the antiviral medication. However, according to a large meta-analytical study, it has been found that adults hospitalized with H1N1 during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic were 25 percent less likely to die from the disease if they were...

2014-03-18 23:30:05

The online dating website for people that live with HIV and other STD’s lists its Top 3 films that accurately portray the lives of people who live with STDs. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 PositiveSingles.com, the online dating website for people who live with Herpes, HIV, HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), has today announced that it is listing its Top 3 award-winning films that accurately portray the lives of people who live with STD’s and the...

Three-quarters Of People With Influenza Have No Symptoms
2014-03-17 10:43:46

The Lancet Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor. These findings come from a major new community-based study comparing the burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza in England over 5 years, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. "Reported cases of influenza...

2014-03-12 08:29:43

BEIJING, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and whole year ended December 31, 2013, after market closes on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 EDT. The Company will host a conference call prior to the market opening on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. China Standard...

2014-03-11 23:04:38

New studies from Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd show that Pancreatic Cancer Joins Brain and Lung Cancer with the Highest Human Mortality Rates and Gene Replikin Counts; Thirty Times Greater Than the Gene Replikin Counts in H1N1 Influenza. LONDON, UK (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd, the companies whose software analysis of virus gene Replikin Counts predicted the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009 one year in advance, announced today that their new studies show...

2014-03-07 23:01:52

A lax justice system is stymying efforts of cholera-infected Haitians to seek redress for their epidemic. But a new report from The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) says this human rights abuse can be addressed with better accountability for state and non-governmental violators. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 A lax justice system is stymying efforts of cholera-infected Haitians to seek redress for their...

2014-03-06 12:26:27

Anniversary of United Nations focus on women and HIV at 2004 International Women's Day an ideal occasion for raising additional awareness and taking action WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international expert steering committee focused on women's issues released a consensus statement today to raise awareness of the need to improve care for women living with HIV. The consensus statement was developed as a part of the See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV (See Us) initiative...

2014-03-06 04:23:24

LONDON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering those involved in HIV care to support girls as they develop into young women In conjunction with International Women's Day (March 8, 2014), a practical and educational tool on the topic of young women living with HIV has been developed by Women for Positive Action (a global, multidisciplinary group of experts committed to addressing the specific concerns of women living...


Latest Pandemics Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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