Monthly Archives: October 2014

New databse shows global increases in infection outbreaks, unique diseases rising since 1980

Enterovirus. Tuberculosis. Cholera. Measles. Various strains of the flu and hepatitis. …read more

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Hot on the trail of the Asian tiger mosquito

Scientists use the new discipline of landscape genetics to follow a ‘flying syringe’Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, is an aggressive daytime biter and a potential disease vector. …read more

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Breakthrough technologies adapted to combat parasitic worm infections

Recent breakthroughs may pave the way for vaccines and new drugs for those infected by parasitic helminths. …read more

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Will overpopulation lead to public health catastrophe?

Overpopulation is a beloved trope of dystopian fiction. But do the findings of a new study projecting that there will be up to 12.3 billion people by 2100 spell doom for humankind? …read more

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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 19 October 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 1 death. WHO continues to closely monitor the H7N9 situation and conduct risk assessment. So far, the overall risk associated with …read more

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