All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Viruses’

Giant Virus Thawed Out By Global Warming?

What has been described as a “giant mystery virus” has been discovered in a largely desolate region of Siberia. The virus is thought to have been buried in Siberian permafrost untouched for over 30,000 years. The term “giant virus” is used to describe those ancient viruses that are as large as bacteria and also much much larger than the viruses …

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Mysterious Virus Spreads to a Second U.K. Patient

The U.K.‘s Health Protection Agency (HPA) this week confirmed that a patient receiving intensive care treatment at a Manchester hospital has been diagnosed with a new type of coronavirus. The patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan, is the second confirmed U.K. resident to be diagnosed with the virus. Worldwide, 10 confirmed cases of the virus …

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Flu Season Could Improve, Thanks to New Virus Study

New research into the evolution of viruses could change the way humans control infectious diseases such as the yearly flu. The new study, published this week in the journal Current Biology, reports that researchers were able to successfully manipulate a virus to evolve the ability to change behavior according to the number of other viruses present in a host. The …

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Yosemite Virus Still a Danger For Campers

Two weeks ago it was announced that an outbreak of a rare disease had been linked to a campsite at Yosemite National Park. At the time, one man had died and a woman was gravely ill from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a deadly virus spread by rodents. The park suggested that people seek out medical treatment if they developed any symptoms, …

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McAfee Reports That Malware Is On The Rise

It seems like there’s a report of some new kind of malware hitting PCs and Mac every day now. Hackers are getting smarter and security companies are playing catch up. Even then, the regular computer user doesn’t seem to care. The latest statistics from McAfee may just start making you care. McAfee recently published its quarterly Threats Report and things …

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