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Tackling human pandemics - Weekly Times Now

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Tackling human pandemics
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A new $20 millon Biosecurity Flagship was launched in Canberra today, with the aim of prepapring for the next human pandemic.
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Researchers combine to prepare for pandemics - ABC Online

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Researchers combine to prepare for pandemics
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Australian scientists have launched a new initiative with researchers in Asia and the United States to improve biosecurity and prepare for the next human pandemic.
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ECOSALUD Y ECOSINDEMIAS » What is ecohealth?

What is ecohealth?,Diálogo entre ciencias sociales, ambientales y médicas (Ecohealth: participatory, systems-based approach to understand and promote health and well-being http://t.co/GHMSuuzjgz ...
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Bat Health Critical To Human Health - Huffington Post

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Bat Health Critical To Human Health Huffington Post Neither virus' origin is clear, although the odds are in favor of wildlife being responsible for MERS, William Karesh, vice president for health and policy at EcoHealth Alliance, noted in a blog...
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WHO releases new guidelines to help countries prepare for pandemics - World Health Organization (press release)

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WHO releases new guidelines to help countries prepare for pandemics World Health Organization (press release) Novel strains of influenza viruses emerge regularly and unpredictably, each with the potential to develop into an influenza pandemic that...
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Characterization of H7N9 influenza A viruses isolated from humans

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Avian influenza A viruses rarely infect humans; however, when human infection and subsequent human-to-human transmission occurs, worldwide outbreaks (pandemics) can result. The recent sporadic infections of humans in China with a previously unrecognized avian influenza A virus of the H7N9 subtype (A(H7N9)) have caused concern owing to the appreciable case fatality rate associated with these infections (more than 25%), potential instances of human-to-human transmission1, and the lack of pre-existing immunity among humans to viruses of this subtype. Here we characterize two early human A(H7N9) isolates, A/Anhui/1/2013 (H7N9) and A/Shanghai/1/2013 (H7N9); hereafter referred to as Anhui/1 and Shanghai/1, respectively. In mice, Anhui/1 and Shanghai/1 were more pathogenic than a control avian H7N9 virus (A/duck/Gunma/466/2011 (H7N9); Dk/GM466) and a representative pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus (A/California/4/2009 (H1N1pdm09); CA04). Anhui/1, Shanghai/1 and Dk/GM466 replicated well in the nasal turbinates of ferrets. In nonhuman primates, Anhui/1 and Dk/GM466 replicated efficiently in the upper and lower respiratory tracts, whereas the replicative ability of conventional human influenza viruses is typically restricted to the upper respiratory tract of infected primates. By contrast, Anhui/1 did not replicate well in miniature pigs after intranasal inoculation. Critically, Anhui/1 transmitted through respiratory droplets in one of three pairs of ferrets. Glycan arrays showed that Anhui/1, Shanghai/1 and A/Hangzhou/1/2013 (H7N9) (a third human A(H7N9) virus tested in this assay) bind to human virus-type receptors, a property that may be critical for virus transmissibility in ferrets. Anhui/1 was found to be less sensitive in mice to neuraminidase inhibitors than a pandemic H1N1 2009 virus, although both viruses were equally susceptible to an experimental antiviral polymerase inhibitor. The robust replicative ability in mice, ferrets and nonhuman primates and the limited transmissibility in ferrets of Anhui/1 suggest that A(H7N9) viruses have pandemic potential.


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Wales in 2063: Experts' gloomy 50-year predictions of pandemics, riots and ... - The Penny Post

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Which Primate Is the Most Likely Source of the Next Pandemic?

Which Primate Is the Most Likely Source of the Next Pandemic? | Grease - Management of emerging risks in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
To help anticipate the next outbreak of an emerging infectious disease, scientists scrutinize our closest relatives in the animal kingdom
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Ecohealth/FBLI

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Check out the new Ecohealth Trianing Manual, a resource for educators. If you would like ideas for... http://t.co/sPBmzv4h2f
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Organizational and institutional issues in climate change adaptation ...

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Insights from practitioners' survey in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali. This report provides some reflections and insights on the level of awareness, practices, and organizational and institutional issues being faced by ...
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Staying Safe in a Biology Revolution

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CFR senior fellow for global health Laurie Garrett explains the conundrum of dual-use research of concern (DURC), in which the same experiments that allow scientists to understand pandemics can also create dangerous pathogens. Combined with advances in synthetic biology and increasingly affordable technologies, there is the possibility for a true biology revolution.


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Big data tracks new pandemics | ITWeb

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See on Scoop.it - Enterprise KnowledgeNew research is using global data on emerging infectious diseases to track outbreaks and improve responses to dangerous pathogens. The paper, “Using (RT ...
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South Asia pegged as the hot spot for cross border diseases - India.Com Health

South Asia pegged as the hot spot for cross border diseases India.Com Health “Poultry farmers trade the chickens even if they fall sick, and these infect others as well as the humans handling them,” Epstein, EcoHealth Alliance's associate vice...
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Scientists explore avian influenza strain's pandemic potential - PhysBizTech

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“Over the past 135 years, H7 influenza viruses have neither caused pandemics nor been recognized as having undergone human adaptation,” the authors wrote.
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A viral mystery draws scientific detectives - China Daily

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China Daily A viral mystery draws scientific detectives China Daily "As the population continues to grow, we're bumping up against wildlife, and they happen to carry some nasty viruses we've never seen before," said Peter Daszak, a disease...
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CDC - Influenza (Flu) - CDC Resources for Pandemic Flu

CDC's pandemic preparedness efforts include ongoing surveillance of human and animal influenza viruses, risk assessments of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.
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Potential Remains for MERS, H7N9 Pandemics, Experts Say - Cold and Flu Center - Everyday Health

Potential Remains for MERS, H7N9 Pandemics, Experts Say - Cold and Flu Center - Everyday Health | Grease - Management of emerging risks in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
As the World Health Organization combats the MERS coronavirus, a new study provides more evidence that the H7N9 bird flu could return. (Experts say pandemics with MERS coronavirus, bird flu still possible, via Everyday Health.
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