All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pandemic’

Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. Yet, survivors still face the challenge of social stigma in their communities, regardless of being completely healthy and free of …

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Ebola Outbreak Spreads To Liberia And Sierra Leone

The outbreak that had medical officials scrambling in an effort to contain the Ebola virus which struck Guinea last week, is suspected to be spreading to outlaying areas. There are no known treatments or vaccines for the Ebola (hemorrhagic fever,) virus which kills up to 90 percent of those who become infected. Once humans are infected with Ebola, they become …

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A High Chance Of Pandemic From H7N9 Bird Flu

A scientist with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science is concerned about a bird flu pandemic. Hualan Chen rushes to work everyday to check the number of new H7N9 cases that were recorded overnight. There was a bit of a scare in 2013, but then it quieted down, only to rear its ugly head with a vengeance again in December. …

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Flu Widespread – And Expanding Like Wildfire

The H1N1 flu started with just two states that were seeing widespread symptoms. Texas is one, and apparently the source of where this flu seems to have begun its wrath. Last week – the flu epidemic had spread to 10 states of severe illness and hospitalization. As of today January 3rd, there are 25 states that have reported epidemic proportions …

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Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic In The U.S?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claim that the swine flu, known as H1N1 is spreading widely throughout the U.S. and has now extended into 10 states. This is the same flu that in 2009 was seen as a worldwide pandemic, which caused 12,000 American deaths. Apparently that flu, during peak flu season, has surfaced with a vengeance in parts …

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New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China in 1996. Since its inception, the H5N1 flu strain has killed more than 600 people, most of those residing in …

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Scientists Engineer Deadly Bird Flu (H5N1), Say It Could Cause a Global Pandemic

The results of a controversial scientific study was published yesterday outlining the dangers of a potential H5N1 outbreak. The virus in its current form cannot easily be spread amongst humans in its current form because it cannot travel through the air. So the reason for the study was to find out what changes in the H5N1 virus were necessary for …

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