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Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

...id. Singapore experienced its worst dengue fever outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died from the disease and more than 13,000 were infected. Three people have died from dengue and there have been 3,597 cases in the first 26 weeks of the year, the ministry said. Singapore has launched a massive publicity c...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...important because the viral strain that caused the outbreak in people in 2002 probably no longer exists in nature," explains Dr. Kanta Subbarao of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), whose laboratory verified the efficacy of the anti-SARS antibodies in animal models. "What we...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...r', was named by Dr John Derrick, who described an outbreak of a febrile illness that occurred among abattoir workers in 1935. Q fever has an incubation period of one to four weeks in other words, it can take up to four weeks between exposure and the first symptoms. Usually it starts with a sudden high fever...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...toes and testing for the virus, hoping to catch an outbreak before it begins. Mosquito prone areas are sprayed with a formula containing the pesticide Sumithrin. It is classified as slightly toxic by the Environmental Protection Agency, but is not a threat to people or pets - only to mosquitoes. In some pla...

Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus

...rtment where the birds were found. France's only outbreak of H5N1 was early last year. On June 24 France stepped up surveillance after several cases of the H5N1 virus were discovered in Germany and the Czech Republic. In accordance with EU norms, a one kilometre (0.6 mile) exclusion zone has been establ...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...ne may have to push the date back until this whole outbreak is over." Mr Khaw said the main problem is that mosquitoes now carry a different strain of dengue that causes more people to come down with the illness....

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...a pandemic was the most devastating single disease outbreak in modern history, and examining the virus that caused it may help prepare for, and possibly prevent, future pandemics. When the complete sequence of the 1918 virus was published in 2005, it represented a watershed event for influenza researchers ...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

... on three dead swans in the northeast confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be fatal...r 15-kilometre "observation" zone. France's only outbreak of H5N1 was early last year, when it was detected in 62 dead wild birds, contaminating a turkey farm...

Dozens More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Germany

...the Czech Republic which is battling a more severe outbreak of the H5N1 avian flu. Germany's Friedrich Loeff...ed turkey and chicken farms. In Germany, the new outbreak has been restricted to swans, geese and other wild birds and has not affected poultry farms. Germa...

NanoSensors Provides Update on Its Biosensor to Detect E.coli and Salmonella

...esses across 19 states). The third and most recent outbreak involved the United Food Group recalling 5.7 million pounds (2,850 tons) of ground beef that sickened 14 people," Dr. Wong added. The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are 76 million cases of food poisoning a year resulting in 325,000...

Dengue Fever Cases Up 36 Percent in Thailand: Report

...he mosquito-borne disease swept the region. The outbreak has killed 17 people in Thailand and affected more than 21,000 since the beginning of the year, the English-language Nation newspaper reported, quoting figures from the health ministry. It said that the number infected by the virus, which is especi...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...icials hope the state is at the end of the current outbreak cycle. Alfred DeMaria, the chief medical officer of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said there are clusters of EEE roughly every dozen years, and one of those clusters, a total of 13 known cases, has unfolded over the past three yea...

Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak

...ast year. Singapore experienced its worst dengue outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died and more than 13,000 were infected. The city-state has launched a massive publicity campaign to educate residents. It has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the city which has a reputatio...

Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

...red the entry of visitors for a week following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease . The zoo has reportedly lost its entire stock of Indian gaur (Bos Gaurus) -- a lookalike of the Indian bison - and 12 blackbucks in the week gone by. It was confirmed last Friday that the foot-and-mouth virus -- strain ...

China Declares War on Unsafe Foods for Soldiers

...diers eating from common dishes following the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). '(However) non-combat forces and soldiers stationed in remote and mountainous areas still eat from a common dish,' the China Daily said. Among the new measures, the army will monitor the supply chain p...

Czech Authorities Kill 70,000 Birds at H5N1 Farms

...ntinue over the weekend. Since the initial Czech outbreak in June, other cases of the H5N1 strain of bird flu have been declared in France and Germany....

Food Poisoning at the Chicago Food Festival

...dlers or the food. It's not the first time a mass outbreak has occurred at a food festival. In 2001, 300 people fell ill at an avocado festival in California, and 600 people became ill in 1991 at a Connecticut Oysterfest.Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia sugge...

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

...ue outbreaks during 1977-2002. In the most recent outbreak 14,524 cases were reported between June 2001 and March 2002, including 81 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever, three of which were fatal. Dengue fever has is found in the tropics throughout the world, and the World Health Organization estimates ther...

Rats Back on the Menu in Southern China

...thern China, after traders there capitalised on an outbreak of the rodents in neighbouring Hunan province, according to various state press reports According to a report Saturday in the Information Times from Guangzhou, trucks full of mice were seen arriving late at night and sold to a wild animal market in...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...de homes. Singapore experienced its worst dengue outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died and more than 13,000 were infected. The city-state has launched a massive publicity campaign to educate residents. It has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the city which has a reputatio...

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