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Today's Headlines - 8/1/2014
U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The CDC disclosed the bird flu incident as part of an internal investigation into the agency's ...
CDC says it 'may never know' cause of bird flu mishap
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.
State Fair pigs test positive for swine flu strain
Three pigs exhibited at the recent North Dakota State Fair in Minot have tested positive for a strain of swine flu.
US CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. That's because most of the materials used in the experiment to culture the virus were discarded shortly after they were used by the scientists ...
How to detect Swine Flu during particularly active season
NEW YORK (PIX11) – A mother was 7 months pregnant when she went to the hospital with pneumonia. That’s the last thing she remembers before waking up 45 days later from a medically induced coma. She had come down the H1N1 virus, or the so-called Swine Flu. She was treated by a treatment known as ECMO […]
Michael Specter: Swine flu rumors and fears.
On April 21st, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that two children in Southern California had developed a “febrile respiratory illness” caused by a flu virus that had never before been recognized in humans. The C.D.C. referred to the infection, in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly . . .
US lab mixed up potent flu strain
A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox vials at separate US government labs, and raised new concerns about the safety of dangerous agents which could be used as bioterror weapons. No one was ...
U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses
Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an internal probe found multiple failures by individual scientists and a lack of agency ...
Pneumonia, swine flu outbreaks in immigrant children trouble border
Officials have been working to control outbreaks of pneumonia and swine flu among the unaccompanied children who illegally crossed into the U.S. at the Mexico border, reports The Washington Free Beacon .  Nearly 600 children being housed at the Naval Base Ventura County, located north of Los Angeles, have been ...
US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu
A US-based Japanese scientist said Wednesday he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system. The research on the 2009 H1N1 virus at a high-security lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison has not yet been published, but was first made public July 1 by the Independent newspaper in London. The article described ...

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