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WHO: New Virus Not Easily Transmitted

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says a new virus that has killed one person and has left another person in critical condition does not appear to spread easily from person to person. The United Nations agency said Friday it is working with its international partners to better understand the public health risk. WHO says the origin […]

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US On Track For Deadliest Outbreak of West Nile Virus

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials say the country has just had its worst year ever for West Nile virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that so far, 118 people have been reported dead and more than 1,400 seriously ill from the virus. The agency’s Dr. Lyle Peterson says the southern state of Texas […]

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US Outbreak of West Nile Virus May Be Worst in Years

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Government officials in Texas have ordered aerial spraying of insecticide in Dallas to kill mosquitos carrying the potentially deadly West Nile virus. An outbreak of the disease this year has killed 26 people and sickened perhaps 700 more this year across a wide area of the U.S. Texas has been worst affected by what is […]

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Computer Virus Could Leave Hundreds of Thousands Unable to Use Internet

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people could be in for an unwelcome surprise on Monday, unless they check their computers now for a global virus that infected their machines last year. The virus caused by Eastern European hackers will make it impossible to access the Internet. Facebook and Google are alerting users who they suspect may […]

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Iran Says Cyberattack on Oil Industry Had Little Impact

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says a suspected cyberattack on its state-run oil industry had little impact on operations thanks to rapid measures taken by experts to limit the spread of the virus. Iranian state news agency IRNA quotes an Oil Ministry official as saying there was “no damage” to the ministry’s computer data from the virus, which authorities […]

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Iran Says Cyberattack on Oil Industry Had Little Impact

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says a suspected cyberattack on its state-run oil industry had little impact on operations thanks to rapid measures taken by experts to limit the spread of the virus. Iranian state news agency IRNA quotes an Oil Ministry official as saying there was “no damage” to the ministry’s computer data from the virus, which authorities […]

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Vietnam Says Cases of Viral Disease on the Rise

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese health officials say nine infants have died from a virulent form of hand, foot and mouth disease in the first six weeks of 2012. The fatalities are among over 6,000 reported cases of the viral disease since the beginning of January, seven times higher than during the same period in 2011. The Health Ministry […]

US Asks Journals to Conceal Bird Flu Research Details

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two scientific journals are considering whether to publish details of controversial influenza research after a U.S. advisory committee asked them to withhold some information because of security concerns. The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, a U.S. government entity that monitors biological threats, on Tuesday asked the U.S.-based journal Science and the British journal Nature […]

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