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Jun 11, 2010

Jun 11, 2010

Serologic studies agree on seniors' partial protection from H1N1

(CIDRAP News) – In a bird's eye view of pandemic H1N1 seroprevalence studies published so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today the reports consistently show older people had partial protection and that infection rates were higher in younger people, but it's too soon to estimate a global attack rate.

Jun 17, 2010

Jun 17, 2010

Chinese researchers give details on swine-pandemic flu hybrid

(CIDRAP News) – Adding more details about a finding announced in February, Chinese researchers said today that a hybrid virus found in Hong Kong pigs contains elements of the 2009 human pandemic flu virus and two swine flu strains, pointing up a need for better surveillance of flu viruses in pigs.

Jul 20, 2010

Jul 20, 2010

Study finds no clear safety advantage for grass-fed beef

(CIDRAP News) – A recent study of a modest sample of US retail beef products found little difference between the levels of bacteria in grass-fed and conventionally raised beef, despite marketing claims that grass-fed beef is safer.

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