H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission

One 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 […]

Diseased seals in Alaska tested for Fukushima radiation

ShareThis Diseased seals in Alaska tested for Fukushima radiation 28 Dec 2011 Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska’s Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions […]

Children told to be tested for HIV after flu vaccines reused

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) suggests children who received tampered vaccines be tested now and again six months from date of second dose for blood-borne pathogens like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV 12 Apr 2011 A clinic in Northern Colorado is advising parents of children who received a pediatric flu shot […]