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A scary new superbug has been found in pigs on a US farm

A scary new superbug has been found in pigs on a US farm | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a rare, frightening superbug gene on a U.S. pig farm and say their discovery suggests raw meat could carry the dangerous germ.
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Army lashes general over anthrax debacle

Army lashes general over anthrax debacle | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The highest-ranking officer in anthrax scandal has received career-killing discipline.
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Undetected Ebola infections suggest the disease spread more widely than thought

Undetected Ebola infections suggest the disease spread more widely than thought | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Ebola may have infected 25% more than thought
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Deadly measles complication is more common than thought, study says

Deadly measles complication is more common than thought, study says | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
New research finds complications from measles more deadly than originally thought. Vaccinations are key, the study concludes.
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Washington state 'grossly' unprepared for major quake: report

Washington state 'grossly' unprepared for major quake: report | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Washington state is grossly unprepared for a large earthquake and tsunami that may strike in the coming decades, putting it at risk for a humanitarian disaster, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday, citing a draft government report.
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Unexpectedly Deep Seismic Activity Found Along California Fault

Unexpectedly Deep Seismic Activity Found Along California Fault | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Scientists detected seismic activity at unexpected depths along the Newport-Inglewood fault, and it could represent a new maximum earthquake depth.
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At least 3 dead, 75 injured after New Jersey train crash

At least 3 dead, 75 injured after New Jersey train crash | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
'It was for a couple seconds, but it felt like an eternity,' a passenger said. 'I saw a woman pinned under the concrete. A lot of people were bleeding, one guy was crying.'
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Wall Street's deadliest terror attack remains unsolved after 96 years

Wall Street's deadliest terror attack remains unsolved after 96 years | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Terror on Wall Street.
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Emergency alert on TV mistakenly orders full evacuation of Long Island due to Hermine

Emergency alert on TV mistakenly orders full evacuation of Long Island due to Hermine | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Federal officials in New York are investigating an emergency alert system after a mistakenly truncated message about storm system Hermine wrongly advised TV watchers on Long Island of an ordered evacuation, authorities said Sunday.
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US set to destroy thousands of chemical weapons at Colorado plant | Fox News

US set to destroy thousands of chemical weapons at Colorado plant | Fox News | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army plans to start operating a $4.5 billion plant next week that will destroy the nation's largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent, complying with an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, officials said Wednesday.
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How (and Why) to Safely Open Your Wi-Fi Network During a Disaster

How (and Why) to Safely Open Your Wi-Fi Network During a Disaster | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Disasters happen. Emergency access to Wi-Fi is critical, for affected people and first responders. But you have to do it right.
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New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection

New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
A new kind of virus is making scientists rethink how infection works. This virus, found in mosquitoes, is broken up into several pieces. If the mosquito doesn’t come into contact with at leas
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How Many 500-Year Rainfalls Can Happen in a Year?

How Many 500-Year Rainfalls Can Happen in a Year? | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
According to one meteorologist, the Louisiana flood is the sixth 500-year flood this year.
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Workers at CDP lab wore no respirators while handling deadly toxin

Workers at CDP lab wore no respirators while handling deadly toxin | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The spokesman said operations with ricin instead were conducted inside a “biosafety cabinet,” a device designed to allow people to work with dangerous materials while controlling exposure.
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Army lashes general over anthrax debacle

Army lashes general over anthrax debacle | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The highest-ranking officer in anthrax scandal has received career-killing discipline.
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MERS kills man in Hofuf and infects five others in a week | Zawya

MERS kills man in Hofuf and infects five others in a week | Zawya | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Five others were infected with the virus within a week
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Kansas plant spill releases noxious plume, dozens hospitalized

Kansas plant spill releases noxious plume, dozens hospitalized | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The accident happened at MGP Ingredients, a supplier of premium distilled spirits, causing a "chemical release" of chlorine gas, officials said.
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Explosion rattles Chelsea street, 2nd device found — 29 injured

Explosion rattles Chelsea street, 2nd device found — 29 injured | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
A thunderous explosion rocked a Chelsea street Saturday night — injuring at least 29 people, cops and witnesses said.
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Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery | Fox News

Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery | Fox News | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Some 37 years after the deadliest known release of anthrax spores in history in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, American scientists have sequenced the genome of anthrax DNA from the bodies of two people who died in the 1979 accident.
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Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution

Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The bacterium behind the Black Death and Justinian's Plague comes back to life.
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Most Scientific Findings Are Wrong or Useless - Reason.com

Most Scientific Findings Are Wrong or Useless - Reason.com | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
"Within a culture that pressures scientists to produce rather than discover, the outcome is a biased and impoverished science in which most published results are either unconfirmed genuine discoveries or unchallenged fallacies."
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New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection

New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
A new kind of virus is making scientists rethink how infection works. This virus, found in mosquitoes, is broken up into several pieces. If the mosquito doesn’t come into contact with at leas
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Dozens Killed, Widespread Damage After Strong Quake in Central Italy

Dozens Killed, Widespread Damage After Strong Quake in Central Italy | EM 421 Medical Disaster and Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Dozens Killed, Widespread Damage After Strong Quake in Central Italy
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