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Jan 25, 2012

Jan 25, 2012

Virus in one controversial H5N1 study wasn't lethal

(CIDRAP News) – Breaking a prolonged silence, the author of one of two controversial studies dealing with mutant H5N1 viruses said today that the virus his team created went airborne to spread among ferrets, but it didn't kill them.

Jan 24, 2012

Jan 24, 2012

WHO says 40% of population at risk for dengue fever

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) sounded a new warning today about the spread of dengue fever, saying cases have increased sharply since 2008 and more than 40% of the world's population is at risk for infection.

Jan 23, 2012

Jan 23, 2012

Experts debate aspects of H5N1 transmission studies

(CIDRAP News) – More experts weighed in recently on various aspects of yet-unpublished H5N1 avian influenza transmissibility studies that have raised concerns about the risk of an intentional or accidental release of the mutant pathogens, as well as worries about scientific censorship.

Jan 23, 2012

China reports another H5N1 death

(CIDRAP News) – A 39-year-old man from southwestern China died yesterday from H5N1 avian influenza, the country's second death in less than a month from the disease, according to Xinhua, China's state news agency.

The man, from Guizhou province, got sick Jan 6 and died in a hospital in Guiyang after 3 days of intensive care treatment, according to the report yesterday.

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