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2009-05-21 04:21:00

Frost & Sullivan's Web Conference on the current global situation LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Virus outbreaks and their impact on the airlines will be discussed during a web conference that Frost & Sullivan will host on Wednesday, 3 June, at 4 pm BST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Aerospace & Defence Research Analyst John Siddharth will analyse the current global situation and take a first look at how a possible pandemic could affect airline...

2009-05-20 13:55:26

A protein from algae may have what it takes to stop Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infections, according to new research. A recent study has found that mice treated with the protein, Griffithsin (GRFT), had a 100 percent survival rate after exposure to the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), as compared to a 30 percent survival for untreated mice. The research will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's 105th International Conference in San Diego on Wednesday, May 20. Despite its...

2009-05-10 11:47:56

The swine flu outbreak shows that the World Health Organization needs a better warning system to reflect the severity of epidemics, a U.S. doctor says. The WHO needs a mechanism to dial down the anxiety levels while educating us about the extent of the transmission, said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of the preventive medicine department at Vanderbilt University, reported the New York times. The newspaper reported Sunday that even though the swine flu epidemic has eased and it no longer...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

Test can accurately confirm the H1N1 virus in six hours or less HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories Inc. (www.diatherix.com) today released the first clinically available test that can definitively diagnose the current strain of H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu, in six hours or less. The test is now commercially available to hospitals, private physician practices, and public health departments for the rapid confirmation of suspected H1N1 patients. This test...

2009-05-06 15:37:00

Virtuoso Highlights Precautions, Policy Changes And Reasons For Using A Knowledgeable Travel Advisor As The Swine Flu Continues To Concern Travelers NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The sudden outbreak of the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the swine flu, caught the world by surprise, causing opinions to become unsubstantiated rumors over the health risks currently associated with travel. Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso, has reached out to its 6,000+ travel advisors and 1,200...

2009-05-06 07:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- DeltaTRAK(R), Inc., a leading manufacturer of life science and food safety products is expanding their product catalog to include items for health care facilities, health care professionals and people employed in public contact positions. As no single item can provide complete protection from transmission of viruses such as influenza A (H1N1), commonly referred to as the swine flu, DeltaTRAK has added products that include face masks, alcohol wipes,...

2009-05-05 12:21:00

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. The increase is not surprising. SFF is highly contagious, and even a brief exposure to someone afflicted can produce the condition. Already, SFF has led to school...

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...


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...

70_78fe90c4061cfe6a3362f95c7417bece
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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