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  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo

    Disease Outbreak News
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Between 2 and 9 September 2014, there have been 31 more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 suspect). In total, 35 deaths have been reported (9 confirmed and 26 probable). No deaths have been reported among suspected cases. Nine health-care workers have been diagnosed with EVD, including 7 deaths. All the cases have been localized in Jeera county. The affected villages are Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke. Currently, 9 cases have been…
  • Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

    Science
    Christopher Joyce
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.» E-Mail This
  • Brown criticized for veto of bill to reform toxic substances agency

    L.A. Times - Science
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a bill to reform the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is drawing indignation from community groups and state legislators who had pressed for broad changes at the troubled agency.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Austria

    Disease Outbreak News
    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…
  • Yoga to help you touch your toes

    CNN.com - Health
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.
 
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  • 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 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.
  • Ebola virus disease – United States of America

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    On 30 September 2014, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) was informed of the first confirmed imported case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States. The case is an adult with recent travel history to West Africa who developed symptoms compatible with Ebola on 24 September 2014, approximately 4 days after arriving in the United States on 20 September 2014. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa. The case sought medical care on 26 September 2014 and was admitted into isolation on 28 September 2014 at Texas Health Presbyterian…
  • Enterovirus D68 in the United States of America

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    On 10 September 2014, the United States of America informed the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) about an outbreak of severe respiratory illness associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). As of 16 September 2014, 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of EV-D68 have been reported in 12 US states – Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Investigations into suspected clusters in many other states are ongoing. EV-D68 is identified using molecular techniques at a limited number of…
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Between 2 and 9 September 2014, there have been 31 more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 suspect). In total, 35 deaths have been reported (9 confirmed and 26 probable). No deaths have been reported among suspected cases. Nine health-care workers have been diagnosed with EVD, including 7 deaths. All the cases have been localized in Jeera county. The affected villages are Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke. Currently, 9 cases have been…
 
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  • Yoga to help you touch your toes

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.
  • Fear, frustration grow over Ebola case

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Eighty people who either came in contact with the first U.S. Ebola patient or who had contact with those who did are being monitored in Dallas.
  • 10-year-old girl with enterovirus 68 dies

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said Wednesday.
  • New mom sues lab over sperm mix-up

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A woman, the mother of a biracial child, is suing a sperm bank for giving her sperm from the wrong donor.
  • Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.
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  • Wall Street stabilises after selloff

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    US stocks were flat on Thursday as a positive reading on the labour market was not enough to entice buyers even after a sharp decline in the previous session. While momentum in markets have been weak of late - the S&P 500 closed under its 100-day moving average for the first time since August 7 on Wednesday - major indexes remain a few percentage points away from record levels.
  • Malaysiaa s rubber glove industry could benefit financially from the Ebola outbreak

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A health worker prepares to remove her medical gloves at the medical center of Doctor Without Borders, where people infected with the Ebola virus are treated in Monrovia on Sept. 26. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOTPASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images The Ebola outbreak is wreaking economic havoc across West Africa , but half a world away, investors see a big business opportunity.
  • Obamacare May Hold the Key to Saving the U.S. from Ebola

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    The 43.3 million uninsured Americans are the country's greatest vulnerability when it comes to stopping the world's scariest virus. Fear of Ebola has been climbing steadily in the United States since Tuesday's announcement that a Liberian traveler in Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed with the disease after having been in Texas for eight days.
  • Mercury Spectrum Disorder - neuronal cell damage for life from vaccinations

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    More vaccines and earlier in life! This is what the USA and the CDC do to babies, and this is why we have a higher infant mortality rate than 43 of the other modern countries of the world. Oops.
  • Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Residents of the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, watch members of the District 13 ambulance service on Tuesday disinfect a room as they pick up six suspected Ebola victims who had been quarantined. Tuesday's announcement that a man in Dallas is the first confirmed case of Ebola unknowingly brought onto American soil has prompted a predictable amount of hysteria in the United States: "Ebola in the US" was one of the top trending topics on Twitter for hours after the news broke, and there are reports of people bulk-buying bleach and keeping their children…
 
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  • GC Capital Ideas Top Stories: Third Quarter, 2014

    GC Editor
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    1. July 1 Renewals Reveal Continued Double Digit Price Decreases Across Many Lines and Geographies: Guy Carpenter reports that market pressures at July 1 renewals continued to drive price decreases across virtually all geographies and lines of business, many in the double digit range. As loss activity remained minimal, reinsurers added to surplus capacity and [...]
  • GC Capital Ideas Top Stories: September, 2014

    GC Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    1. Cyber, Terrorism and New Compensation Structures Highlighted as Critical Emerging Risks: Guy Carpenter published a new report highlighting emerging risks facing the (re)insurance sector, including cyber-attacks, terrorism and new compensation structures for long-term bodily injuries. The report seeks to identify and categorize these risks that are now confronting the sector, as well as analyze [...]
  • Review of MENA Insights GC Videocast

    GC Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here we review a recent series of GC Capital Ideas Videocast interviews with a panel of experts from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. GC Videocast - MENA Insights: Nick Frankland, CEO, Guy Carpenter’s EMEA Operations: Welcome to the beginning of a new series of video interviews with an esteemed panel of experts from [...]
  • TRIPRA Renewal Proposals

    GC Editor
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Republican-led Financial Services Committee in the House of Representatives put forward a draft proposal outline to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) on May 1, 2014. After further negotiations, the House Republican leadership presented the TRIA Reform Act of 2014 on June 11 that proposes a five-year reauthorization of the federal [...]
  • Week’s Top Stories: September 20 — 26, 2014

    GC Editor
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Terrorism Solutions: Modeling: To support the process of managing and underwriting the terrorism peril, (re)insurers utilize data management and modeling tools to analyze the risk. The dynamic nature of terrorism and the uncertainty in identifying targets and the frequency of attacks requires a specialized approach to manage the risk. Read the article>>   Cyber, Terrorism and New Compensation [...]
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