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PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The number of confirmed cases of Swine Flu Fear (SFF) in the United States may have surpassed 100 million amid increasing global anxiety over a menace that authorities around the world are struggling to contain.
SINGAPORE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fears that the swine flu virus would lead to a deadly global outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) raises flu alert level dashes hopes of a quicker world economic recovery.
Rigorous infection control in hospitals may be key to limiting deaths from swine flu in the United States, a non-profit group official says. If hospitals have effective infection controls in place, the disease can be prevented from spreading to visitors, healthcare workers and their families, Betsy McCaughey, chairwoman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths -- a national organization that educates the public and medical community about preventing infection -- says in a statement....
NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to confirmed cases of swine flu in Mexico, Canada, and the United States, European Union health officials are advising against travel to North America.
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Laboratory Response Network (LRN), the national laboratory system charged with protecting the public in health emergencies, will mark its first decade at its national meeting in Orlando, Florida, April 1-3, 2009. Founded in 1999 by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to test for agents of bioterrorism, the Laboratory...
Domestic and international tourism spending in Canada was flat in the fourth quarter of 2008, Statistics Canada reported from Ottawa Monday. Tourism spending in Canada edged down 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, while spending by international visitors to Canada was unchanged during the quarter,
Research results with animal testing encouraging BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb.
Donning a face mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, Australian researchers said.
Donning a face mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found, but convincing a reluctant public and health workers is proving a struggle.
Humans are responsible for creating conditions that change harmless germs into infectious diseases, the winner of U.S.
The masked palm civet (Paguma larvata), also known as the gem-faced civet, can be found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Its range includes China and the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, Taiwan, and the island chains of Nicobar and Andaman. It does occur in Japan, but experts do not know if it is native or introduced in that area of its range. It prefers a habitat within temperate deciduous forests and tropical rainforests. The masked palm civet resembles most other civets in body...
The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...
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