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Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...different strains of the virus responsible for the outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Wo...neutralized samples of the virus from the two SARS outbreaks that occurred in 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. The antibodies also neutralized samples of the virus tak...

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

...ng as has been evidenced by the three major e.coli outbreaks in 2006 and 2007: one involving tainted produce served at Taco Bell restaurants, the second involving washed-and-bagged spinach from Natural Selection Foods, (collectively these two incidents caused deaths and hundreds of illnesses across 19 states)....

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...ll probably be the most severe salt-marsh mosquito outbreaks for residents in coastal towns....

Dengue Deaths in Cambodia This Year Exceed 2006 Toll

...es in 2006 as the country battles one of the worst outbreaks of the disease in a decade , medical officials said Thursday. Some 182 fatalities have been recorded for the first half of this year out of 14,986 cases, said Ngan Chantha, director of the health ministry's dengue program. Last year 152 deaths were...

Picnic Memories Turn Rotten With E.coli Poisoning

...rly are most at risk. Although it is rare to see outbreaks such as this one, food safety experts say this example is a reminder to be careful when cooking meat and preparing food....

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

...a, the statement said. Cuba suffered four dengue 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, a...

Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

...ee hospitals in Queensland, Australia are battling outbreaks of the highly infectious norovirus, which has stru...tor of Infection Services, Dr Michael Whitby, said outbreaks usually emerged where a concentrated number of people existed, such as at childcare centers, schools...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...across Vietnam, hitting poultry flocks in over 100 outbreaks across 18 of the country's 64 provinces and munici...ulled more than 50 million head of poultry. No new outbreaks were reported for 12 months, until fresh infections last December led authorities to cull 45,000 pou...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

...r other people and triggered more than 100 poultry outbreaks nationwide since last month. "Preparations for the clinical test of a human vaccine have been basically completed," said Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi. "Twenty to 30 volunteers will...

Early Detection of Disease Outbreaks

...e to provide early detection of infectious disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks. New methods that impr...network models, that were able to detect localized outbreaks better and which were more robust to unpredictable shifts in healthcare utilization....

Dengue Deaths Sweeping Cambodia Highlight Healthcare Failures

...ree million dollars will be needed to fight yearly outbreaks of dengue. Despite massive public education camp...o understand more about this problem. Dengue fever outbreaks spread very quickly, and many people don't know how it spreads."...

Pakistan to Launch World's Biggest Anti-measles Drive

...vaccination levels in Pakistan mean it has regular outbreaks of measles, which kills up to 10 percent of its victims, causes male sterility and weakens children's immunity. Around one million Pakistani children catch measles every year and nearly 21,000 die from it. The previous largest anti-measles campai...

Wild Bird Culls may Exacerbate Avian Flu Problem

...that culls of wild birds are not an answer to the outbreaks of avian flu. The summit was organised by the Avian Flu Task Force under the UN international convention on migratory species. Despite the fact that wild birds have been infected in some cases, the scientists insist that domestic birds, the pou...

Disease Outbreak Claims Trout From Idaho Hatchery

...that it simply smothers them. In addition to the outbreaks in Nampa, a sudden thunderstorm last year washed debris-laden runoff into Idaho's Sawtooth hatchery near Stanley, weakening chinook salmon and making them more susceptible to the parasite. "Normally, they're capable of sloughing off the parasite, s...

WHO Launches Yellow Fever Initiative for West Africa

...ns and thus quickly reduce the risk of devastating outbreaks that could otherwise threaten the region and the w...ed 200,000 per year, with 30,000 deaths, and urban outbreaks were starting to occur. "As we see more people moving to cities for work, but returning to their ...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

...nsights to predict where and when zoonotic disease outbreaks will occur so we can target surveillance and intervention," Real said. "Our study demonstrates the combined evolutionary and population dynamic processes characterizing the spread of a pathogen after its introduction into a susceptible host populat...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

...nech said in a statement. "In response to recent outbreaks in Bangladesh, the Government and veterinary autho...atories to facilitate rapid diagnosis of suspected outbreaks were the other measures suggested the FAO official. Bangladesh has about 220 million chickens and ...

China Claims Viral Outbreak Contained

...ed of foot-dragging in releasing information about outbreaks of diseases such as bird flu and severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Chinese bloggers in Shandong said in early May that 26 children had died in the outbreak. However, authorities have dismissed the reports as rumours. The disease, also k...

Islamabad Culls Over 6,000 Birds Control Bird-flu Outbreak

...n other parts of the country. There have been 23 outbreaks of H5N1 in birds in Pakistan this year, but these have been quickly controlled. At least 185 people in 11 other Asian and African countries have died after contracting the deadly H5N1 virus....

First Human Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in Vietnam Since 2005

...ken. Vietnam has this month detected new bid flu outbreaks in poultry in five provinces nationwide, including Son La, Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh in the north; Nghe An in central Vietnam and Can Tho in the south. Vietnam once had the highest number of human bird flu fatalities, with 42 people having died of th...

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