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    The spread of Ebola has less to do with burial, more to do with basic sanitation
    As the body count in Equatorial West Africa is racing towards the 1,000 mark, the fear of a global pandemic is speeding along just as fast. As reported by the Ghana MMA news service (of Accra, Ghana) on Aug. 5, 2014, and also by Journal Timesnews...
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    Beware: U.S. scientists have recreated deadly 1918 flu virus
    Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with a team of top epidemiologists, has recreated a virus nearly identical to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, which was responsible for more than 50 million deaths...
  • Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014, in Hong Kong.
    New flu pandemic from birds proven highly possible
    The present group of flu viruses that exist in present bird populations is only a few amino acids different from the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed an at least 50 million people around the world. This is the conclusion of research conducted by...
  • The U.S. watches North Korea with concern
    Behind the curtain: U.S. concerned about conditions in North Korea
    The United States and the rest of the world are keeping a wary eye on Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, and there is much to be concerned about recently. According to a Friday article on theWall Street Journal, satellite imagery has disclosed that...
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    Pregnant Delaware woman dies from H1N1 flu
    The death of a 33-year-old expectant mother from Smyrna, Delaware, is the third flu-related death of the 2013-2014 flu season, according to a statement posted on Tuesday, to the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Facebook...
  • Illness Surveillance Network Flu data for the week ending January 18, 2014
    Pandemic watch: flu activity remains high and deadly
    Friday's report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that influenza activity remained high in the United States.The latest Flu watch report from the CDC also shows that for the first time during the current flu season the number of...
  • Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station during the influenza pandemic of 1918
    Surviving the next H1N1 pandemic: common questions answered
    Every year as the flu season arrives, reports of serious flu activity start comparisons to the H1N1 influenza of 2009, and other past pandemics.Here are some common questioned answered to help you better understand the news and reports on flu...
  • January 4, 2014 weekly influenza surveillance report Prepared by the Influenza Division of Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention
    Flu pandemic fears continue as influenza activity remains high
    The CDC reported on Friday that overall flu activity continues to be high in the United States.The data on the FluView website updates each Friday with the weekly influenza surveillance report Prepared by the Influenza Division of Centers for...
  • Influenza Like Illness Activity Level Indicator week ending Dec 28, 2013
    Flu season brings renewed pandemic concerns
    As 2014 begins, reports of serious flu activity are compared to the strain of H1N1 influenza of 2009 that was declared to be a global pandemic.Even a common seasonal flu can be deadly. News reports from across North America over the weekend show a...
  • The Living by Matt de la Peña
    'The Living' by Matt de la Peña: Action and adventure on the high seas
    "The Living" by Matt de la Peña is kind of a combination "Titanic" infected with a deadly virus, a few tsunamis, and an evil corporation. That's a lot of action for any single book to handle.But action lovers will really...
  • MERS-CoV particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy.
    Coronavirus is not a pandemic yet
    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has not reached pandemic proportions nor is it likely to according to research led by Professor Arnaud Fontanet of the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France that was published in the journal...
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    MERS-CoV coronavirus sickens Saudi girl
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 5 of a newly diagnosed case of illness due to theMERS-CoV novel coronavirus. The 14 year old female patient became ill on May 29. The WHO has received...
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    WHO reports the MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy
    In two statements released over the weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the sometimes fatal MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy. There are three confirmed cases of the virus in Italy.MERS-CoV is short for Middle East...
  • Influenza virus research
    Next possible pandemic MERS Coronavirus spreads to Italy
    The World Health Organization said in statements over the weekend that MERS Coronavirus has spread to Italy.On Saturday it was reported that a 45-year-old man had become infected. A follow-up report on Sunday stated that two female patients had...
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    World Health Assembly address pandemic influenza preparedness
    Member states gathered at the annual World Health Assembly from May 20 to May 28 to address a plan for countries to share their virus strains with an international network. The framework hopes to provide a process to give all countries equal...