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  • When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

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    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.» E-Mail This
  • Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water

    L.A. Times - Science
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    Disease Outbreak News
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. Between 29 September and 11 October 2014, 7 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection were reported, including 1 death, with details as follows:
  • Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

    CNN.com - Health
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
  • CDC: Cats and dogs not Ebola transmitters

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    21 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Q : I read that dogs can get Ebola and that's why the dogs belonging to the victims have been euthanized. Please tell me it's not true! Rest assured, there's been no evidence to date to suggest that dogs can suffer from Ebola.
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  • When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.» E-Mail This
  • Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.» E-Mail This
  • Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

    Melissa Pandika
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, but a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.» E-Mail This
  • DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.» E-Mail This
  • Mars Probes Give Scientists Box Seats For Rare Comet Flyby

    Scott Neuman
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    A "mountain-sized" comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close - but not too close — to the action.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. Between 29 September and 11 October 2014, 7 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection were reported, including 1 death, with details as follows:
  • Marburg virus disease - Uganda

    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda. The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had onset of disease on 11 September 2014 while working at Mengo Hospital, Kampala. The case presented to Mpigi District Health Center on 17 September 2014, and transferred to Mengo Hospital, Kampala, on 23 September 2014. On admission the case presented with symptoms including fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea and died on 28 September 2014.
  • Ebola virus disease – Spain

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    On 6 October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of the first confirmed autochthonous case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Spain. This case represents the first human-to-human transmission of EVD outside Africa. The case is a female healthcare worker with no travel history to West Africa but who participated in the medical care of an EVD case in a Spanish citizen, who had been infected in Sierra Leone and evacuated to Madrid, Spain on 22 September 2014 and who died on 25 September 2014. She was in contact with the repatriated EVD case twice; on 24 and 25 September 2014. On…
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Austria

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    On 30 September 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection diagnosed in Vienna, Austria. This is the first MERS-CoV case in Austria. The case is a 29 year old female citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAU), who travelled on 22 September 2014 to Vienna, Austria on a flight from Doha, Qatar. She had originally travelled from Affif, SAU, via Riyadh, by car. The case was symptomatic with an upper…
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. Between 11 August and 28 September 2014, 15 cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) including 4 deaths were reported to WHO.
 
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  • Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
  • See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • Why should it cost money to donate an organ?

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Sigrid Fry-Revere says the National Organ Transplant Act has caused more Americans to die waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
  • 6 health benefits of pumpkins

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?
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  • CDC: Cats and dogs not Ebola transmitters

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Q : I read that dogs can get Ebola and that's why the dogs belonging to the victims have been euthanized. Please tell me it's not true! Rest assured, there's been no evidence to date to suggest that dogs can suffer from Ebola.
  • WHO to probe Ebola response, but says focus is on fight

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    GenA ve - The World Health Organization insisted on Tuesday it would probe complaints that it had been slow to wake up to the scale of Ebola, but insisted the focus now must be on battling the epidemic. "We know that many elements need to be explained in the future," said the UN health agency's spokeswoman Fadela Chaib.
  • RivCo Unveils Site to Educate Public About Ebola

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Riverside County health officials this week activated a website with information about Ebola, giving residents a one-stop repository of all the latest government information related to the potentially deadly virus and what steps have been taken to prepare in the event it surfaces here. "With all the news and images coming from Texas and West Africa, it is understandable there would be anxiety about Ebola, so it's important Riverside County residents have a place where they can see reliable information," county Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said.
  • Flu shows up early on WSU Pullman campus

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    As Ebola continues to make headlines and warm autumn weather dominates much of the Northwest, flu isn't on most people's radar. But it should be.
  • The Nativist Roots Of Ebola Hysteria

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    After the first documented case of Ebola in the United States spread from the victim Thomas Duncan to two health workers in Dallas, Texas, some lawmakers proposed that the U.S. halt flights stemming from the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola. Others conflated the issue of border security with Ebola-stricken terrorists and unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border, recycling an age-old nativism narrative that highlights public health concerns as a reason to heighten national security and to restrict access to U.S. borders.
 
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  • Hurricane Gonzalo — Update

    GC Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Hurricane Gonzalo approached Bermuda late Friday as a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, before making direct landfall as a strong Category 2. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were 110 mph according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). The hurricane caused widespread structural damage and flooding, with downed trees and power lines. However, [...]
  • Costs of Cyber-Attacks

    GC Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A cyber-attack can burden companies with substantial costs. For instance, a cyber-incident may result in a business interruption loss as systems are unavailable both internally and externally. Exceptional expenses are incurred and revenues reduced through the loss of business. The amounts involved depend on the time it takes to restore the affected systems or conduct criminal [...]
  • Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium Assesses Future Impact of Current Market Conditions

    GC Editor
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Guy Carpenter hosted “The Reinsurance Industry of the Future,” the Reinsurance Symposium held in Baden-Baden, Germany on October 19. A distinguished line-up of industry luminaries expressed their views on whether the current changes impacting the reinsurance sector are permanent and structural in nature, are a tactical response to short-term conditions, or are part of the [...]
  • Capital – Multiple Issues Require Multifaceted Solutions

    GC Editor
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Matthew Day, Head of Rating Agency Advisory, Strategic Advisory EMEA - Capital Optimization Contact What drives (re)insurer capital planning? Maybe it is risk appetite, internal dynamic capital modeling or actuarial analysis. Or perhaps it is external pressure from regulators, rating agencies or investors. In reality, it is probably a combination of all of these factors. Faced with [...]
  • Centralization of Reinsurance Buying

    GC Editor
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Massimo Reina, CEO, Continental Europe & MENA, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Contact It should come as no surprise that there is a general trend among larger cedents to centralize reinsurance buying decisions and retentions and to bundle homogeneous products. This has become possible with the improvement of available portfolio data. This practice has some obvious advantages [...]
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