New Bird Flu Seen Having Some Markers of Airborne Killer

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TweetYumThe new bird influenza that’s killed six people in eastern China has some of the genetic hallmarks of an easily transmissible virus, according to the scientist who showed how H5N1 avian flu could become airborne. The H7N9 strain, which is a new virus formed as a result of two others merging their genetic material [by […]

H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission

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TweetYumOne strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Researchers tested transmission of five strains of H7N9, all taken from people who got sick with the virus. …One […]

82nd’s Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair removed from job in Afghanistan

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TweetYum(Henry Cuningham)   The Army is investigating Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who has been reassigned from Afghanistan back to Fort Bragg, officials said Friday. Earlier this month, Sinclair was removed from his job as the 82nd Airborne Division’s deputy commanding general for support in Afghanistan. He had been deputy commander since July 2010. “This is […]