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  • 1918 Flu epidemic
    Fears of American Ebola outbreak misguided, experts say
    There is a scene in George Roy Hill’s classic film, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," where Robert Redford’s Sundance expresses his reservations about leaping off a cliff and into the river below in order to evade the...
  • Made in chicken eggs, not moth cell lines.
    UPDATED: Rhabdovirus lurks in cell line used to make Flublok
    According to an article to be published in the Journal of Virology on June 15, 2014, the Sf9 cell line, which was derived from moths and is widely used to manufacture biological products, is contaminated with a virus. According to scientists...
  • H5N1: Alarming pandemic gets closer with Bird Flu in North America
    H5N1: Alarming pandemic gets closer with Bird Flu in North America
    The H5N1, or Bird flu or Avian Flu, has hit North America with its first case in Canada. Web Pro News reported Jan. 9 that it has killed a resident of Alberta after returning home from Beijing.Canada’s Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, said the...
  • H5N1
    H5N1: First North American death due to avian flu recorded
    The first death in North America due to the H5N1 avian flu has now been recorded according to Canadian health officials. ABC News reported on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, that the death was in Canada and that of a victim traveling from China when the...
  • Health news: H5N1 Bird Flu or Avian Flu takes another life with virus mutating
    Health news: H5N1 Bird Flu or Avian Flu takes another life with virus mutating
    There is a relatively new strain of the flu virus circulating called H5N1 in North America. This strain has also been referred to as the “Bird Flu” virus or the “Avian Flu” virus as if the “Swine Flu” virus isn...
  • First H5N1 bird flu death in North America
    First H5N1 bird flu death in North America
    Canadian health officials have confirmed the first known fatal case of the H5N1 avian influenza strain in North America, according to CTV news.Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced Wednesday the person who died was an Alberta resident...
  • Indonesian man latest death from bird flu
    Indonesian man latest death from bird flu
    Since 2003, public health authorities worldwide have been monitoring a strain of avian influenza. or bird flu, that can kill human patients. It has been named the highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus (HPAI H5N1). While an H5N1 bird flu...
  • avian influenza
    Indonesian girl is the latest death due to bird flu
    An eight-year-old girl from Karawang, West Java died from a human infection of H5N1 avian influenza according to the Indonesia Ministry of Health (MoH).According to a Jakarta Globe report Thursday, The girl, identified as “K.K,” lived...
  • Avian influenza
    Cambodia reports third bird flu death of 2012
    The Cambodian Health Ministry (MOH) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a fatality from human infection with avian influenza.According to an AFP report, a 10-year-old Cambodian girl from southwestern Kampong Speu province has died...
  • H5N1
    Potentially deadly and highly transmissible H5N1 flu virus created in lab
    Last year, researchers had modified the virus to make it more transmissible between humans. H5N1 spreads quickly among birds and usually proves to be fatal, but the virus does not seem to pass easily among human beings, though when it does the...
  • Giza Egypt
    Egypt reports fifth bird flu fatality of 2012
    Health officials in Egypt report the death of a woman from human infection with H5N1 avian influenza; this is the fifth fatality from the lethal virus reported this year in the North African nation.The Egyptian Health Ministry notified the World...
  • H5N1
    Avian influenza (H5N1) invades Egypt Feb. 22, 2012
    There has been another catastrophic break-out of Avian influenza (H5N1) in Menofia, Egypt. A 45 year old woman, her family wishes her to be anonymous, falls victim to this virus; also known as bird flu (infectious viral disease that conceives in...
  • an absurdly high number of penguins that have appeared dead in a short period
    Mass Animal Deaths Still Rising Part 1 2007-2010
    Since January 2007 animals, birds and fish have been dropping dead in masses all around the world, and while some can be explained, most are still a mystery.Reports started pouring in January 9 2007 according to the WND Environetdaily Thousands of...
  • Bird flu
    Bird flu in the news
    In Dakahlia governorate, Egypt, a 30 year old man has died at the al-Sadr hospital in Zagazig due to suspected avian influenza. He is the 12th person to die of bird flu in Egypt this year, and the 38th fatality since 2006.The man was one of 5...