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  • Swine flu cases close high school - Vincennes Sun Commercial

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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Swine flu cases close high schoolVincennes Sun CommercialMERRILLVILLE — Officials have decided to keep a Catholic high school in Merrillville closed until next week after two students became sick with a potentially dangerous flu strain. Officials closed the 550-student school Monday after two students, who
  • Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

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    Kelly McEvers
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.» E-Mail This
  • Vaccine Spray May Not Work for Swine Flu in Kids

    NYT > Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year, health officials said Thursday.
  • Rotting food is no problem for the turkey vulture, thanks to its toxic gut

    L.A. Times - Science
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Turkey vultures are amazing animals, and, lets face it, pretty disgusting.
  • Clorox sales of bleach wipes jump 20% amid Ebola, flu concerns

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    <p class="bylinejb">By Lauren Coleman-Lochner <br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Bloomberg News
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Clorox's sales of disinfectant wipes jumped 20 percent last month, when Ebola fears and the onset of flu season prompted Americans to stock up on cleaning supplies.
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  • Swine flu cases close high school - Vincennes Sun Commercial

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Swine flu cases close high schoolVincennes Sun CommercialMERRILLVILLE — Officials have decided to keep a Catholic high school in Merrillville closed until next week after two students became sick with a potentially dangerous flu strain. Officials closed the 550-student school Monday after two students, who
  • Washington HS sanitized after possible H1N1 exposure - WNDU-TV

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    WNDU-TVWashington HS sanitized after possible H1N1 exposureWNDU-TVH1N1, which is also known as the swine flu, is spread by close contact with persons who are sick with flu or by touching surfaces or objects that have flu virus on them. Symptoms include a cough, sore throat, body aches and a fever of 100 degrees or more.and more »
  • Indiana school closed after swine flu diagnosis - WNDU-TV

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    WNDU-TVIndiana school closed after swine flu diagnosisWNDU-TVMERRILLVILLE, Ind. Officials have decided to keep a Catholic high school in northwestern Indiana closed until next week after two students became sick with a potentially dangerous flu strain. Andrean High School president Harry Vande Velde says ...
  • Merrillville School Closed For Disinfection After Students Contract Swine Flu - CBS Local

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    CBS LocalMerrillville School Closed For Disinfection After Students Contract Swine FluCBS LocalCHICAGO (CBS) – A high school in northwest Indiana was closed Monday, to be disinfected, after two students were diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. Andrean High School president Harry Vande Velde III said the school was closed ...and more »
  • H1N1 (Swine flu) kills ducks in Kerala, CM Oommen Chandy calls meeting - India.com

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    India.comH1N1 (Swine flu) kills ducks in Kerala, CM Oommen Chandy calls meetingIndia.comThiruvananthapuram, Nov 24: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has called for a high-level meeting to discuss the reports of the deaths of ducks in Alapuzha due to avian influenza virus (swine flu or H1N1), a Kerala minister said Monday. Health and more »
 
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  • Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

    Kelly McEvers
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.» E-Mail This
  • How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

    Richard Harris
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.» E-Mail This
  • New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

    Christopher Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.» E-Mail This
  • As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

    Kelly McEvers
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.» E-Mail This
  • 'Queen Of Carbon' Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Audie Cornish speaks with Mildred Dresselhaus about receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in physics. The 84-year-old is a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Clorox sales of bleach wipes jump 20% amid Ebola, flu concerns

    <p class="bylinejb">By Lauren Coleman-Lochner <br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Bloomberg News
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Clorox's sales of disinfectant wipes jumped 20 percent last month, when Ebola fears and the onset of flu season prompted Americans to stock up on cleaning supplies.
  • West Nile's record season has residents concerned about fogging

    <p class="bylinejb">By Eric Kurhi<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:ekurhi@mercurynews.com'>ekurhi@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    As of July 3, Santa Clara County logged 273 birds infected with the West Nile virus, more than 60 percent of the positives counted statewide and more than threefold the number found in all of 2013. That means more mosquito fogging, and more residents concerned about pesticide hazards.
  • West Nile's record season has residents concerned about fogging

    <p class="bylinejb">By Eric Kurhi<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:ekurhi@mercurynews.com'>ekurhi@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    As of July 3, Santa Clara County logged 273 birds infected with the West Nile virus, more than 60 percent of the positives counted statewide and more than threefold the number found in all of 2013. That means more mosquito fogging, and more residents concerned about pesticide hazards.
  • Contra Costa County reports seventh flu-related death

    <p class="bylinejb">By Katie Nelson<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Contra Costa Times
    27 Feb 2014 | 6:19 am
    Health officials announced another flu-related death in Contra Costa County on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths up to seven since December.The woman, who as not been identified, was in her 40s. Officials did not specify if the woman had any underlying health problems.
  • Bay Area health: Flu deaths down as measles cases increase

    <p class="bylinejb">By Erin Ivie <br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:eivie@bayareanewsgroup.com'>eivie@bayareanewsgroup.com</a>
    21 Feb 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Measles cases were on the rise in three Bay Area counties this week as the region reported no flu-related deaths for the first time in over two months.
 
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  • Plague – Madagascar

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, was identified on 31 August. The patient died on 3 September. As of 16 November, a total of 119 cases of plague have been confirmed, including 40 deaths. Only 2% of reported cases are of the pneumonic form.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Between 12 and 16 October 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified WHO of 5 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths. 1. A 42-year-old female nurse, non-national, from Taif city who developed symptoms on 13 October. She was admitted to a hospital on 14 October. The patient was exposed to a laboratory-confirmed case of MERS-CoV. She has comorbidities but no history of contact with camels or raw camel products consumption. Also, she has no history of travel in the 14 days prior to the onset…
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    On 15 November 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 3 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 the H7N9 virus has not changed.
  • Poliovirus in South Sudan and Madagascar

    14 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    In separate and unrelated events, circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) have been confirmed in South Sudan and Madagascar. In South Sudan, 2 cases due to cVDPV type 2 (cVDPV2) have been confirmed. The strains were isolated from 2 acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in Unity state, with onset of paralysis on 9 September and 12 September 2014, respectively. In Unity state, as many as 33% of children remain under-immunized against poliovirus. Both cases are from an internally-displaced persons camp in Unity state. Unity state has been affected by civil unrest, leading to population…
  • Marburg virus disease - Uganda

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    On 11 November 2014, the Government of Uganda declared that Uganda was free of the Marburg virus. This declaration was made at the National Media Centre by the Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Hon. Sarah Achieng Opendi. On 4 October 2014, WHO was notified by the Government of Uganda of a case of Marburg virus disease. The case was a male health professional that developed symptoms on 11 September. On 17 September, the patient was admitted to a district health facility in Mpigi. He was later transferred to a hospital in Kampala. On 28 September, the case passed away and was buried on…
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    26 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    "I might be going out on a limb here," laughs Narcoleptic Youth guitarist Jay Sin, "but I personally think the swine flu scare seems a bit ridiculous. I don't remember the exact number of people in the States who have it, but it's not such a big deal that supermarkets should be selling out of [antibacterial] hand lotion.
  • The WilliesWAS 'Swine Flu' an Attempt to Asassinate Obama?

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- The way I heard the story, a chicken is eating lunch when an acorn falls on her head.
  • Brasch WordsTHE Great Government Swine Flu Conspiracy

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga -- My shopping cart had what I call "go funny" wheels and with difficulty I eased it along the long line to the conveyer belt for checkout. I shifted from one foot to the other and stared at the ever-present magazines and tabloids on the racks along the way.
  • My HorizonsHEALTH Insurers are Failing 2 Million Children of Our Military

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    About 2,100 persons have died. As much as one-fourth of America's workforce an 2 billion of the world's population may be infected by the new swine flu when it peaks in Winter, according to studies conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, respectively.
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    25 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    IN the Worcestershire and the War section it was reported the parents of Private George Harbridge, of the 2nd Coldstream Guards, had been killed in action. The guardsman, the son of James Harbridge of New Buildings, was only 21 and had previously worked at the Bromsgrove Guild before joining the army.
 
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  • Emerging Risk: AIR US Terrorism Model

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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    AIR implemented significant model updates in version 13 of CLASIC/2TM, released in 2011. The updates impacted hazard components such as the target and landmark database, event frequency estimates and exposure and policy conditions. AIR’s target and landmark database now includes approximately 300,000 landmarks and 100 high-risk trophy targets across the United States. Several hundred new structures [...]
  • Emerging Risk: Commercial Terrorism Models

    GC Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The catastrophe modeling companies have regularly updated their terrorism models over the years to reflect the changing threat landscape and help (re)insurers and other market participants perform robust terrorism risk assessments. Such updated products from RMS and AIR include: RMS Probabilistic Terrorism Model (PTM) Exceedance Probability (EP) Analysis: EP results and deterministic losses for certain weapon/target [...]
  • Modeling Terrorism

    GC Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Modeling methodologies for terrorism have been continually refined and updated since the three major modeling companies - AIR Worldwide (AIR), EQECAT and Risk Management Solutions (RMS) - released their first terrorism models in 2002. Quantifying the economic, insured and human losses from a terrorist attack continues to pose major challenges for (re)insurers and alternative capacity [...]
  • Week’s Top Stories: November 15 — 21, 2014

    GC Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Terror Developments: Overview of TRIPRA: Some may question why terrorism risk has a place in a document dedicated to emerging risk. Terrorism as a form of violence to promote cause or promote change is one of the original human conflicts. The wind blows and the earth shakes much the same way now as it has [...]
  • Change in the Threat of Terrorism

    GC Editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the Guy Carpenter Global Terrorism Report Uncertain Future: Evolving Terrorism Risk (1) we provide a comprehensive review and outlook of terrorism risk. Key components of the report are highlighted below. The threat from terrorism has undergone significant change since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Heightened and more effective counter-terrorism activities in the following years have [...]
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