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  • Reassortment of Swine H1N2 and Pandemic H1N1 in Pigs, United States

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    (pan-H1N1) influenza virus was first reported in Mexico during April of 2009 followed by rapid spread to different countries (1). Although the origin of the 2009 pan-H1N1 is unclear, the virus is genetically closely related to triple reassortant (TR) swine influenza viruses (SIVs) currently circulating in swine. Classic H1N1 SIV has been widely reported since an influenza-like outbreak was first detected in swine in the United States (U.S.) during the catastrophic 1918 human influenza pandemic (2)


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    Influenza, also known as “the flu,” is a virus that infects the respiratory tract. Although Influenza is not as severe as many viral infections it's almost the worst for viral infections of the respiratory tract. Typically, when someone is infected with influenza they experience fever (usually 100° to 103°F in adults, but even higher in children) and causes a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and also headaches, muscle aches, and usually extreme tiredness. There are sometimes other symptoms

  • Causes of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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    killed in a century. – John Barry Many historians call the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 the deadliest disease outbreak of all time. As many as 100 million people were killed as a direct result of this disease (Taubenberger 1). The Great Pandemic affected everyone, the prosperous and the poor, developed and underdeveloped nations. Entire villages in Alaska were wiped out because of the viral disease (Public Health Service). The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was caused by World War One, a high volume of

  • The 1918 Influenza Epidemic

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    million individuals worldwide (Barry, 2004). Only after the fall wave of the 1918 influenza did it become a requirement to report cases of influenza thus information on this first wave is sporadic at best (Kolata, 1999). I will argue that the nature of this missing data combined with the biology of the virus itself could explain a fascinating phenomenon that cropped up in the infection rate data for the 1918 influenza, that despite significantly poorer living conditions, African-Americans were significantly

  • Essay

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    will be looking at similarities and disparities that arise between the early phases of infection of an enveloped and a non-enveloped virus, taking Influenza A and Poliovirus respectively as examples. Influenza A, as a member of the Orthomyxoviridae family, has a negative-sense, single-stranded, segmented genome and a host-derived lipid envelope. Influenza A is a pleomorphic virus that can be either spherical or filamentous (Rossman et al., 2012) and has 8 fragments which are incorporated into virions

  • Under-$5 Biotech Stock With Blockbuster Potential

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    The healthcare industry has corrected sharply over the last few weeks. As a result, even companies with strong potential suffered a price drop as investors dumped their holdings indiscriminately. The drop was more pronounced in small-cap biotechnology stocks, which created some very attractive buying opportunities for investors. One such opportunity would be Novavax (NVAX), a recombinant nanoparticle vaccine maker, trading 41% below its multi-year high of $6.95 reached in February this year. Despite

  • The Flu

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    THE FLU The Flu is the common name influenza which is a virus that attacks the respiratory system. The flu virus releases its genetic information into the cells nucleus to replicate itself. When the cell dies, those copies are released and they affect other cells throughout the rest of the body. With that happening the virus weakens the immune system. When your sick with the flu, your body builds up a defense by making antibodies against it. The flu virus spreads through air when a person coughs

  • why Muslims do not eat pork?

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    My research question is Why do Muslims do not eat pork? It is about forbidden rules of Islam religion to the followers, or to the Muslims. It is about resistance from eating pork. I said "resistance" because in our modern life there is temptation to eat meat of pig: every where you can meet ordinaries and restaurants where pork is sold, and a lot of people eat it and wish to taste it appear. In this time Muslims ask themselves "can they taste pork?", "is it taboo?", so to keep following religion

  • Influenza A H1N1 Virus

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    Introduction In 1918-19 approximately 50 million deaths were a detriment of the Spanish H1N1 virus pandemic; a respiratory virus. According to the World Health Organization, the second Influenza A H1N1 pandemic in 2009 spread to more than 200 countries causing more than 18 000 deaths. Before the World Health Organization had announced the official end of the pandemic in August 2010, in July 2009 the World Health Organization sent out a phase 6 warning that H1N1 could soon be a global pandemic.

  • The Flu is an Imminent Pandemic

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    Flu: The Imminent Pandemic Influenza is an everyday disease that affects thousands worldwide. Despite its reputation as a mundane sickness, the flu (especially the avian flu) is widely touted by experts as the propagator of the next deadly pandemic. The secret to this virus’ lethality is its antigenic shifting, leading to increased virulence and transmission factors. If one strain of a super flu begins circulating, millions of lives and billions of dollars will be lost. Only by preparing a national