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Today's Headlines - 10/24/2014
Flu at the zoo and other disasters: Experts help animal exhibitors prepare for the worst
Here are three disaster scenarios for zoo or aquarium managers: One, a wildfire lunges towards your facility, threatening your staff and hundreds of zoo animals. Two, hurricane floodwaters pour into your basement, where thousands of exotic fish and marine mammals live in giant tanks. Three, local poultry farmers report avian influenza (bird flu) in their chickens, a primary source of protein for ...
Why Outbreaks Breed Hysteria
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
Vaccine no match for rogue flu strain
A rogue flu strain has surfaced in New Zealand, infecting even those who have had their annual vaccination.
Swedish farmers contracted swine flu
A human strain of the swine flu virus normally only found in pigs was discovered in Sweden earlier this year, the country's Public Health Agency has revealed.
Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
Title: Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu' Category: Health News Created: 10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
As Ebola spreads, a look back at bird flu
Nine years ago this month country fought bird flu
Flu shows up early on WSU Pullman campus
The first case of influenza was diagnosed for the season in late September on the Pullman campus of WSU.
Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola.
UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
TGen, NAU awarded patent for genomics-based test to detect H1N1 pandemic flu strain
The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University for a test that can detect and assist in the treatment of the H1N1 pandemic flu strain.

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