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  • Look Out MAVEN, India's Mars Orbiter Is Closing In

    Science
    Julie McCarthy
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.» E-Mail This
  • West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes

    L.A. Times - Science
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.
  • Enterovirus D68 in the United States of America

    Disease Outbreak News
    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…
  • I am a human guinea pig

    CNN.com - Health
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.
  • Global Veterinary Medicinal Feed Additives Market Segmented By...

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    22 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Increasing consumption of meat and dairy products across the globe is expected to propel the market at a CAGR of 4.6 % to reach by 2019. Epidemics such as bird flu, other diseases such as foot-and mouth-disease, and environmental concerns have led to increased concern over animal health around the globe, due to which, meat producers have increased their focus on feed quality and certification.
 
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    Disease Outbreak News

  • 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…
  • Poliovirus in Cameroon – update

    6 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In Cameroon, 2 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported from the East Region, with onset of paralysis on 26 June 2014 and 9 July 2014. Genetic sequencing of these latest isolated viruses confirms continued wild poliovirus circulation, gaps in surveillance resulting in undetected transmission and geographic expansion to new areas of the country. The outbreak in Cameroon has been ongoing since at least October 2013. The outbreak continued into 2014, with international spread to Equatorial Guinea. In March 2014, WHO elevated the risk assessment of international spread of polio from…
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

    4 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    On 2 September 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. Details of the cases are as follows:
  • Ebola virus disease outbreak – west Africa

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    WHO has committed to provide regular situation reports that include detailed epidemiological information and analysis, as well as regular monitoring of the national and international response to the outbreak against the Ebola response roadmap. Recognizing the demand for updated numbers from this outbreak, the following information is being released in advance of the second update of this situation report.
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • I am a human guinea pig

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.
  • CNN reporter lands in Ebola zone

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    As CNN's Elizabeth Cohen arrives in Liberia, she wonders how the world goes about stopping an outbreak that's gotten so out of hand.
  • Desperation grows in Ebola zone

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Moses Kallie has lost 13 relatives, his parents included, to the deadly Ebola virus. His story is just one of too many in Liberia.
  • Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, Stephen Gaojia, the country's head of emergency operations, said Monday.
  • 700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city's Department of Public Health.
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  • Global Veterinary Medicinal Feed Additives Market Segmented By...

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Increasing consumption of meat and dairy products across the globe is expected to propel the market at a CAGR of 4.6 % to reach by 2019. Epidemics such as bird flu, other diseases such as foot-and mouth-disease, and environmental concerns have led to increased concern over animal health around the globe, due to which, meat producers have increased their focus on feed quality and certification.
  • Immune response may explain worse flu symptoms among pregnant women

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    A nurse holds a syringe filled with the flu vaccine. A new study may help explain why pregnant women have such severe symptoms when they are infected by the influenza virus.
  • Sorry chaps, it's expectant mums who are worst hit by flu:...

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Moment Robert F Kennedy Jr lost his cool and grabbed mic from reporter questioning him about his own carbon footprint Sorry guys, it's expectant moms who are worst hit by flu: Pregnancy makes the immune system go haywire when fighting the virus Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Obama helped ISIS grow by ignoring national security team's advice to arm Syrian rebels A house, car, $1,500 a month, plus all the cameras you can use: The riches ISIS offers spin doctors to help craft its twisted propaganda The agony of ecstasy: Man who has suffered 100 orgasms A DAY for past two years after…
  • Do some L.A. schools have vaccination rates as low as South Sudan?

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, Nathan Compton grimaces as he gets an H1N1 vaccination from nurse Leslie Trotter, left, as his mother Madeline Rubenstein, right, comforts him at a H1N1-swine flu clinic in Sacramento, Calif. TORONTO - Some Los Angeles schools in the U.S. have incredibly low vaccination rates, on par with immunization rates in some parts of Africa, according to a U.S. report.
  • Mapping Could help stop Ebolaa s Spread

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Whether it's the Black Death of 1350 or the Ebola virus in West Africa, one thing deadly pandemics have in common is that their progress takes a geographical course. But researcher Lars Skog at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of those developing geoinformation systems that can help health workers predict the spread of a disease and stop it.
 
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  • Terrorism Solutions: Modeling

    GC Editor
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    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. Modeling Terrorism Modeling methodologies for terrorism have been continually refined [...]
  • Week’s Top Stories: September 13 — 19, 2014

    GC Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    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 their [...]
  • Terrorism Reinsurance Strategies

    GC Editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Even if the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) is renewed without wholesale changes, the recent organic growth in US nationwide workers compensation premiums as a result of rate rises and payroll growth is likely to cause insurance companies’ deductibles to increase. This in turn is likely to increase demand for terrorism reinsurance. Guy Carpenter [...]
  • As Cyber-Attacks Escalate, So Does Demand for Cyber-Specific Insurance

    GC Editor
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Morley Speed, Managing Director, UK Cyber Solutions; Kirsten Eickstaedt, Senior Vice President, European Division and Casualty Solutions Group ; Mike Brown and Jeremy Platt, Co-Leaders of Cyber Solutions Specialty Practice Contact From data breaches, to network business interruption to cyber extortion, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks that have struck governments, utilities, individuals, medical and academic institutions and [...]
  • Hurricane Odile

    GC Editor
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Hurricane Odile made a direct hit to the Southern end of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico, Sunday night, with impacts of great severity. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were 125 mph, a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Odile is now a tropical storm and poses an ongoing [...]
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