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NOV 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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After 40 years, the first complete picture of a key flu virus machine

If you planned to sabotage a factory, a recon trip through the premises would probably be much more useful than just peeping in at the windows. Scientists looking to understand – and potentially thwart – the influenza virus have now gone from a similar window-based view to the full factory tour, thanks to the first complete structure of one of ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany. Sweden meanwhile ordered farmers to keep hens and other poultry indoors "as a precaution", amid concerns that the highly infectious H5N8 strain is ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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World Health Organization braces for bird flu spread in Europe

A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely spread among birds, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, urging countries to be "vigilant". "We should all be quite vigilant," Elizabeth Mumford, a scientist with the WHO's Global Influenza Programme, told reporters in Geneva. Germany and the Netherlands have been confirmed to be dealing with the same subtype ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Wikipedia May Predict The Next Global Health Crisis

Scientists may one day be able to predict epidemics simply by analyzing what people are searching on the Internet. Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico found that a surge in Wikipedia traffic for certain disease-related articles predicted the large-scale spread of illnesses in several world locations, sometimes as long as 28 days before official spikes were ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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EU Commission adopts emergency measures to contain bird flu in UK, Netherlands

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday adopted emergency measures to contain an outbreak of bird flu in the Netherlands and Britain, including a prohibition on selling poultry products from the affected areas and a cull of affected animals. "The measures aim at quickly bringing the disease under control and at preventing the spread of the highly pathogenic avian ...

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