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HIV Originated In The Congo (And Had Nothing To Do With Monkey Sex)

By | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:57

Researchers say HIV originated from human-primate contact in the Democratic Republic of Congo, traveling quickly by rail throughout Africa and to the rest of the world.


Air Transportation Data May Help Predict Disease Outbreaks

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:44

Scientists study air transportation data to come up with a new computational model to help understand pandemics.

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Global Death Toll From 2009 Influenza Pandemic As High As 203,000

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:03

Over 60 researchers from 26 countries established that the death toll of the 2009 influenza outbreak could be as high as 203,000, with global regions being affected in widely differing degrees.

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Swine Flu Virus Found in California Seals Showing No Sign of Illness

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:19

The surprising discovery of the H1N1 swine flu virus in elephant seals off the California coast leads scientists to believe the disease may spread between mammal species.

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Chinese Scientists Create Killer Hybrid Flu Virus In Lab

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:16

Scientists in China created a new strain of a potentially fatal and transmissible influenza virus. Tested to pass between guinea pigs, senior scientists call this "appallingly irresponsible."

Gonorrhea May Become "Untreatable"

Scientists Warn of Antibiotic ‘Apocalypse’ with Drug-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:35

Scientists are increasingly growing concerned about drug-resistant bacteria.


Web Site Tracks Pandemic Diseases' Flight into Your Local Airport

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 16:59

Commercial air travel is one of the most prominent inventions that ushered in our contemporary globalized society.

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Swine Flu Is Two Mutations Away From Deadly Pandemic

By | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:23

A new study conducted by researchers from Korea and Tennessee has found a strain of the swine flu that, in only two mutations and ten days, kills ferrets.

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Global Warming Could Increase Likelihood of Pandemic Bird Flu, Researchers Say

By | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:25

Climate change has been associated with everything from longer heat waves to foot shortages to the erosion of ice in Antarctica and Greenland. Now, researchers have pinpointed another ramification of climate change - an increase in the potential pandemic of bird flu.


Scientists Worry That the Next 'Contagion'-Like Pandemic Will Be Man-Made

By | Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:24

A pandemic unleashed by one of these diseases would infect 15 percent of the world's population, infecting a total of 1 billion.