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Today's Headlines - 7/25/2014
Scientist creates virulent swine flu virus
A scientist says he has engineered a version of the swine flu virus, able to evade the human immune system.
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 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 ...
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.
Strained relations: fears of a man-made flu pandemic
The risk of a man-made pandemic has startled virologists and epidemiologists to the extent that two papers on the subject were once deemed too dangerous to publish
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 ...
South Korea confirms hog foot-and-mouth outbreak
South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, the country's first outbreak in more than three years, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The case comes as Asia's fourth-largest economy strives to contain a six-month outbreak of bird flu, which has pushed pork prices to multi-year highs due to demand for alternative meat. Testing confirmed a foot ...
US anthrax investigation reveals bird flu mishap
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, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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