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University study raises worries about swine flu at fairs

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Dr. Jeff Bender admits that he and his colleagues were a strange sight, wandering through the swine barn at the Minnesota State Fair, taking nasal swabs from pigs. But it was all in the name of science.  Now Bender, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, has released the results of his study, and it contains a word of caution for anyone planning to visit the State Fair, anywhere:

Even healthy-looking pigs might have the flu.  Influenza type A can infect both humans and pigs, and the potential for human infection is high.  Test results found that 11 of the 57 tested pigs—19 percent—had the H1N1 influenza virus. A similar test in 2008 turned up zero infected pigs.


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CDC: West Nile virus cases continue to climb

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Health officials expect this outbreak to surpass 2003 West Nile epidemic where 3,000 were sickened and 260 were killed. The CDC reports a 40 percent increase in U.S. West Nile virus cases this year. This year has seen the highest number of reported cases of West Nile since the virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1999.


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Impacts of Tuberculosis

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Impacts Of Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is spread via air contaminated with tuberculosis germs.

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The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance: Consequences of FDA's Inaction - The Atlantic

The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance: Consequences of FDA's Inaction - The Atlantic | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance: Consequences of FDA's InactionThe AtlanticA century later, heart disease, cancer, and stroke -- all chronic, non-infectious diseases -- had replaced these at the top of the list.


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Scientists Find a New Way to Exploit and Attack Malaria - Smithsonian (blog)

Scientists Find a New Way to Exploit and Attack Malaria - Smithsonian (blog) | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

Smithsonian (blog)Scientists Find a New Way to Exploit and Attack MalariaSmithsonian (blog)But the PfEMP1 hooks are also malaria's Achilles' heel: They can be detected by antibodies.


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Top Ten Infectious Diseases: Coming to You | GoodVeg powered by ...

Top Ten Infectious Diseases: Coming to You | GoodVeg powered by ... | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

These are infectious diseases whose range is changing and spreading based upon environmental factors. 1) Malaria – the odds of malaria spreading is greater than 95%. 2) Dengue fever – Also a mosquito-borne viral illness ...


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Have you hugged your zoonosis expert today? | Insects in the City

Have you hugged your zoonosis expert today? | Insects in the City | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

A zoonosis is any infectious disease that can be spread from animals to humans, or vice versa. ... Mosquitoes, for example, are vectors for a variety of zoonotic diseases including yellow fever, malaria, and dengue fever.


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New Insight on Managing Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Bioscience Technology

New Insight on Managing Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Bioscience Technology | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it
New Insight on Managing Fungal Meningitis OutbreakBioscience TechnologyKauffman, a former board member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, has focused her research career on diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections, especially in...
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Electric Bugs: New Microbe Forms Living, Deep-Sea Power Cables | Wired Science | Wired.com

Electric Bugs: New Microbe Forms Living, Deep-Sea Power Cables | Wired Science | Wired.com | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it
The world's deep seafloors are dark and airless places, but vast swaths may pulse gently with energy conducted through a type of newly discovered bacteria that forms living electrical cables.
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Scientists Step Up Hunt for Bacterial Genes Tied to Lyme Disease - Outcome Magazine

Scientists Step Up Hunt for Bacterial Genes Tied to Lyme Disease - Outcome Magazine | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it
Outcome MagazineScientists Step Up Hunt for Bacterial Genes Tied to Lyme DiseaseOutcome MagazineThe search for the bacterial genes that make Lyme disease so infectious is being fast-tracked by UTHealth researchers Tao Lin, D.V.M., left, and Steven...
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CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - More H3N2v Cases Reported

CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - More H3N2v Cases Reported | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza Flu: More H3N2v Cases Reported, Still Linked to Pig Exposure.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention continues to monitor the situation, and reports that 71 additional cases of H3N2v are being reported, bringing the total number of such infections since July 2012 in the United States to 224. There is so much interaction between people and pigs in county and state fair settings at this time of year, and the spread and severity of illness are the main factors of concern to the CDC.


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New SARS-like virus found, man critically ill in UK

New SARS-like virus found, man critically ill in UK | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

LONDON (Reuters) - A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly SARS infection and the common cold is critically ill in hospital in Britain, the World Health Organisation. The same virus is responsible for one death, and is different from any human viruses that have been associated with human infection before. "This is now an international issue," says a WHO spokesperson.


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Frequently Asked Questions about tuberculosis

FAQ about Tuberculosis


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Dangerous infectious diseases | Found Alive

Here are some dangerous infectious diseases. influenza. Swine flu had struck in several countries, although not as bad as bird flu, but the number of people on earth who mostly lived in cities and travel with ease, making the ...

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CDC and Texas health officials give West Nile update - Examiner.com

CDC and Texas health officials give West Nile update - Examiner.com | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

Examiner.comCDC and Texas health officials give West Nile updateExaminer.comDirector of the Division of Vector-borne Infectious Diseases at the CDC, Dr.


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Introducing the new Microbiology and Infectious Disease website ...

Introducing the new Microbiology and Infectious Disease website ... | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it

Mayo Medical Laboratories has launched a new Microbiology and Infectious Disease website. This site has been designed to provide information related to microbiology testing or infectious diseases in a logical manner.


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Infectious Disease Deaths in US: What’s changed in 100 Years? - http://sco.lt/4wlk0H
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The World's Most Deadly Disease - Good News Magazine | United Church of God

The World's Most Deadly Disease - Good News Magazine | United Church of God | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost two billion people-one third of the world's population-are infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.

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A new finding about #TB that shouldn't be missed. #WorldTuberculosisDay - http://sco.lt/5IAqQb
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Did Bacteria Spark Evolution of Multicellular Life? - Bioscience Technology

Did Bacteria Spark Evolution of Multicellular Life? - Bioscience Technology | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it
Did Bacteria Spark Evolution of Multicellular Life?Bioscience TechnologyBacteria have a bad rap as agents of disease, but scientists are increasingly discovering their many benefits, such as maintaining a healthy gut.
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Bacteria in the Gut are Shown to Reduce Obesity

Bacteria in the Gut are Shown to Reduce Obesity | ABCs of Disease | Scoop.it
Bacteria in the Gut are Shown to Reduce Obesity (*Bacteria in the gut shown to lower obesity#MGrimes : http://t.co/e6clcA3X...)...
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