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Ever since the previously unknown SARS virus emerged from southern China in 2003, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston virologists have focused on finding the source of the pathogen's virulence â€” its ability to cause disease.
Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the author of a commentary in CMAJ argues that it should be used expeditiously in this setting.
Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) argue that it should be used in this setting.
Taking basic steps such as proper hand-washing, wearing masks and quarantining infected people can help prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory viruses.
Members of a USC-led research team say they've made a big improvement in a new breed of electronic detectors for viruses and other biological materials â€” one that may be a valuable addition to the battle against epidemics.
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...
A protein from algae may have what it takes to stop Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infections, according to new research.
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.
Test can accurately confirm the H1N1 virus in six hours or less HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories Inc.
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.
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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