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2009-04-28 22:28:00

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. The airlines industry, already weakened by the global economic crisis, takes a further beating as customers are expected to cancel travel plans. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) According to Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Senior Consultant of...

2009-04-27 22:08:06

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....

2009-04-27 11:48:00

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. At airports in Japan and several other Asian countries, thermal scanners are being used to identify fever among passengers from North America. But in the U.S. the disease is already among us. The severity and extent are unknown. The SARS outbreak (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in...

2009-03-30 12:21:00

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...

2009-03-30 08:22:35

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, after declining in the three previous quarters, the report said. This was the first time tourism spending in Canada posted back-to-back declines since 2003, when the tourism sector was hit...

2009-02-02 09:34:00

Research results with animal testing encouraging BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com announced the results of preliminary testing of a potential treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. Testing involved the use of a combination of drugs; ribavirin and tiazofurin on animal test subjects. Administration of ribavirin and tiazofurin in combination attenuated or weakened the proliferation of autoreactive T lymphocytes and their infiltration...

2009-01-27 17:03:31

Donning a face mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, Australian researchers said. Lead author Raina MacIntyre of the University of New South Wales found adult mask wearers in the home were four times more likely than non-wearers to be protected against respiratory viruses, including the common cold or severe acute respiratory syndrome. However, convincing a reluctant public and healthcare workers to wear masks may prove to be a...

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2009-01-26 10:53:35

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. In a world-first clinical trial of the efficacy of masks, researchers found adult mask wearers* in the home were four times more likely than non-wearers to be protected against respiratory viruses, including the common cold. The...

2009-01-12 09:34:19

Humans are responsible for creating conditions that change harmless germs into infectious diseases, the winner of U.S. Lasker Award for medical research said. The enemy is us, Stanley Falkow said, paraphrasing a famous quotation from Walt Kelly's Pogo comic strip. Human behavior often has changed germs that minded their own business for millennia into serious troublemakers, Falkow told USA Today. Examples include Legionnaire's disease, the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and the SARS...

2009-01-10 14:35:46

Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, says she is leaving her post to make way for President-elect Barack Obama's team. Gerberding and other senior CDC leaders are submitting their resignations effective Jan. 20, the day Obama is sworn into office, CNN reported Saturday. CDC employees were notified of the resignations by e-mail Friday evening. William H. Gimson III, the CDC's chief operating officer, is to act as interim head of the agency until Obama names a new...


Latest Severe acute respiratory syndrome Reference Libraries

Masked Palm Civet, Paguma larvata
2012-11-16 15:05:30

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...

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

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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Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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