Monday, April 22, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fwd: Bird Flu

'Another person died from a new strain of bird flu in China on Thursday, state media said, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, as a U.N. body said it was concerned the virus could spread across borders in poultry.


The latest victim was in the commercial hub of Shanghai, the official Xinhua news agency reported, where several of the 38 cases to date have been found. All of the cases so far have been found in eastern China.'



'A Chinese military official has blamed the US government for the new strain of bird flu affecting China, calling it a secret biological attack.


People's Liberation Army Senior Colonel Dai Xu said America released the H7N0 bird flu virus into China, in an act of biological warfare, in a blog on Saturday.


Writing on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site similar to Twitter, Dai alleged the new bird flu strain had been designed as a weapon, similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), that affected the country in 2003 and which he claims was also developed as a US bio-weapon.'


Monday, April 8, 2013

Red meat chemical 'damages heart', say US scientists


Re: New York

And to think that I eat out all the time ...

John Coffey

 <larry.r.trout wrote:

'Chef found out she has hepatitis, may have exposed 3,000 NYC diners


You can get anything in New York restaurants: Peruvian, Nepalese … hepatitis. High-end Greenwich Village eatery Alta is frantically calling recent diners to warn them about exposure to hepatitis A through their pastry chef. She apparently picked up the infection by eating something contaminated with human feces on a recent trip to Mexico. (Honestly, these daredevil gourmets are the worst.) The restaurant is now dialing its way through the reservation book to warn everyone who ate dessert since the chef's return that they missed their meal's final course: a vaccination shot'


'New York Department Of Health Expands Meningitis Vaccine Recommendations


The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is expanding a recommendation issued earlier this month by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) regarding meningococcal vaccinations…


Meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection of the bloodstream. Common symptoms include high fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck, and a rash. Symptoms may occur two to 10 days after exposure, but usually within five days.'