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Researcher Creates Tests For Swine Flu
The tests help target viral and bacterial infections like SARS and the bird flu. When the SARS outbreak happened in China about 10 years ago Han created a …,0,1004933.story
April 28, 2009


WHO raises pandemic alert
… Britain, France, Germany and the United States urged against non-essential travel to Mexico, which relies on its huge tourism industry as its No. …
April 28, 2009
Independent Online

The Politics of a Potential pandemic: From Sebelius to Smithfield
Several political dynamics are running immediately beneath the surface of news coverage of the swine flu outbreak. First and foremost, the confirmation of …
April 28, 2009
Huffington Post

Area preps for swine flu
In many ways, swine flu mirrors regular influenza, said Sherry Adams, pandemic flu coordinator for the Southwestern District Health Unit in Dickinson. …
April 28, 2009
Dickinson Press

Ubiquitous surgical mask is unmasked as largely ineffective
To anyone accustomed to watching pandemic coverage, the masks have become unsettlingly familiar, particularly in footage from Asian countries. …
April 28, 2009
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Response plans laid for region
… is awaiting arrival of antiviral medications after the CDC decided to release one-quarter of its stockpile to the 50 states in event of a pandemic. …
April 28, 2009
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

India Issues Travel Advisory For Visit To Flu-hit Nations
The country already has a stockpile of the effective drug Tamiflu which was used during the bird flu epidemic. We have also asked for an additional one …
April 28, 2009

Fulton County ‘Ready to Vaccinate a Million People In 48 Hours’
ATLANTA — Ever since all of the bird flu cases four years ago, county health departments across Metro Atlanta have been holding drills and meetings every …
April 28, 2009

Lowell pair feared first Mass. swine flu victims
Hospitals, which devised plans to battle bird flu years ago, are girding for the porcine panic, reviewing stockpiles of anti-virals like Tamiflu and …
April 28, 2009
Boston Herald

Scientists face questions on swine flu vaccine
Dr. Roy Stigbigel, an infectious disease specialist at Stony Brook University Medical Center, who led a round of human testing on a bird flu vaccine two …,0,2055885.story
April 28, 2009

Official: Northeast Ga. is prepared for a flu pandemic
This is the first time WHO has raised its alert above Phase 3 since the revisions to the scale were made after bird flu began to spread throughout Asia in …
April 28, 2009
Gainesville Times

pandemic-preparedness money stripped from stimulus
By J. Scott Applewhite, AP By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Congress stripped nearly $900 million to combat an influenza pandemic from the economic-stimulus package earlier this year as part of last-minute negotiations to gain GOP support …
April 28, 2009
USA Today

Flu kills 149 in Mexico, world closer to pandemic
Analysts say the flu crisis could shave more than half a percentage point off Mexico’s already recession-bound economy this year from the dent to retail and …
April 28, 2009

Understanding the outbreak: an influenza biology primer
By John Timmer | Last updated April 27, 2009 10:12 PM CT Swine flu, bird flu, H1N1—tracking the influenza virus can be a confusing task, not generally made …
April 28, 2009
Ars Technica

屋漏偏逢連夜雨 墨西哥市遭規模5.6地震侵襲
(法新社墨西哥市27日電)福無雙至,禍不單行;正遭豬流感大流行衝擊的墨西哥市,今天又發生地震,建築物搖撼,民眾衝到原本無人冷清的街頭,感嘆時運實在不濟。 美國地質調查所(US Geological Survey)在網站表示,這起地震發生於中午過後,規模5.6,震央在南部度假城市 …
Side under a leaking roof on a rainy night in Mexico City by the 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit
(Agence France-Presse, 27 in Mexico City) unique to Fu, misfortunes never come singly; is swine flu pandemic was the impact of Mexico City, the earthquake today, shaking buildings, no one had deserted the people into the streets, it is bad luck sigh. United States Geological Survey (US Geological Survey) Web site said the earthquake which occurred in the early afternoon, the scale of 5.6, the epicenter in the southern resort city of …
April 28, 2009

ВОЗ может снова пересмотреть уровень угрозы
Вместе с тем, мы пока не можем сказать, является ли пандемия неизбежной. Возможно, вскоре мы понизим уровень угрозы, либо, наоборот, его повысим. По последним данным, в Мексике, где началась вспышка болезни, от неё скончались 149 человек, более 1600 госпитализированы. В России ни одного больного …
WHO may again review the level of threat
However, we can not yet say whether a pandemic is imminent. Perhaps we will soon need to lower the threat, or, conversely, it increased. According to recent data, in Mexico, where the outbreak, it is 149 people died, more than 1600 hospitalized. In Russia, any patient …
April 28, 2009

[東京 28日 ロイター] 政府は28日午前、世界保健機関(WHO)が27日に豚インフルエンザの世界的大流行(パンデミック)警戒レベルを「フェーズ4」に引き上げたことなどを受け、麻生太郎首相を本部長とする「新型インフルエンザ対策本部」を設置した。 …
The government "avian flu task force" established, policy decisions dealing with PM
[TOKYO – The government Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) that 27 of the swine flu epidemic in the world (pandemic) the alert level "phase 4" and it raised in response to Prime Minister Taro Aso and head of the "avian flu task force" set up. …
April 28, 2009

國際財經首長及投資人上週日表示,豬流感疫情尚未嚴重到足以撼動全球市場,但他們正密切注意,憂心在經濟衰退之際爆發流行疫情,可能造成災難性衝擊。世界銀行2008年估計,若出現流感大流行,全球可能要付出30萬億的美元成本,並造成全球的國內生產總值(gdp)損失近5%。 …
Swine flu risk aversion sentiment triggered deep recession dragged down the British pound
Financial Executives International and investors said last Sunday, swine flu epidemic has not yet serious enough to shake the global market, but they are keeping a close watch, worry about a time when the economic recession in the outbreak of the epidemic, which may result in a catastrophic impact. The World Bank estimated in 2008, when an influenza pandemic, the world may have to pay the cost of 30 trillion dollars and the global gross domestic product (gdp) lost nearly 5%. …
April 28, 2009


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