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Jun
11

World Influenza Pandemic Declared

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Though the media is not paying much attention to the matter, the World Health Orginization has declared the first pandemic in over 41 years.
Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization
Ladies and gentlemen,
In late April, WHO announced the emergence of a novel influenza A virus.
This particular H1N1 strain has not circulated previously in humans. The [...]

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Apr
30

Swine Influenza (Flu) Update on Outbreak

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In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on April 29, 2009. A Phase 5 alert is a “strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time [...]

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Jan
16

Virus Linked To Global Warming

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Belgium — In parts of Europe, a rodent-born viral disease has been linked to climate change. The disease nephropathia epidemica was “scarcely known before 1990,” but is now an epidemic in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg, said viral epidemiologist Dr Jan Clement of the University of Leuven’s Rega Institute
When people contract the disease, [...]

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