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Today's Headlines - 10/25/2014
Why Outbreaks Breed Hysteria
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
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.
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.
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 ...
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
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 ó and assist in the treatment of ó the H1N1 pandemic flu strain.
TGen and NAU patent for new pandemic flu test is approved
( The Translational Genomics Research Institute ) The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect -- and assist in the treatment of -- the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in ...
WTO rules against India on restricting US chicken imports
Geneva (AFP) - The World Trade Organisation ruled Tuesday against India in a complaint brought by the United States concerning restrictions imposed over bird flu fears that halted poultry imports.
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.
Why your Ebola-like symptoms are probably the flu
A patient receives an influenza shot on Jan. 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Doctors say itís best to not let seasonally normal fever, aches and fatigue grow into an Ebola false alarm. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Worried you might have the Ebola virus? Not so fast. Just as mounting anxiety is sweeping the country, kindled by the third case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Wednesday , cold ...

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