In this era of threatening superbugs, products for fighting hospital infections seem to be multiplying as fast as the germs themselves. Hospitals can now fight superbugs with devices that resemble Star Wars robots. (April 29)
China has made aerospace history by launching its first high-resolution satellite that can predict natural disasters. Report by Lisa Hartle.
Photo: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images. Taiwan confirmed an H7N9 bird flu infection in a traveler returning to the island from China, the first incidence of the killer virus spreading outside the mainland. A 53-year-old Taiwanese man tested positive for the latest strain of avian flu after a business trip to the eastern city of Suzhou and returning to Taiwan via Shanghai, Minister of Health Chiu… Read more →
Photo: (REUTERS) A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Wednesday. The H7N9 flu has infected 108 people in China since it was first detected in… Read more →
A Chinese village has closed nearby chemical plants after hundreds of pigs and dogs died mysteriously, sparking fears among local residents. A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were found dead in Dongtun village in Yanshi city, Henan province, officials said. The deaths were not caused by an epidemic or the new H7N9 bird flu strain, and nearby chemical… Read more →
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Aly Song (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a number of people who have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in Chinahave had no history of contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about the virus that has killed 16 people to date. Chinese authorities have slaughtered thousands of birds and closed some… Read more →
Photo: (REUTERS) DALLAS – American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said American asked to halt its flights until 5 p.m. EDT. Flights into American’s five biggest cities — New York, Dallas, Los Angeles,… Read more →
AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals. An anti-GMO website has posted the results of an education-based consulting company’s comparison of corn types, and the results reveal that genetically modified foods may be more hazardous than once thought. The study,… Read more →
China has reported 11 fresh cases of bird flu, with the virus now appearing in the central province of Henan and the capital Beijing. The new cases of the H7N9 strain bring the total number of reported cases to 60. Two more people have now died. Authorities believe the virus is being spread through direct contact with infected poultry. The… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ The UN has said it is increasingly concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu in China. It follows the death of another person bringing the number of victims to ten. The latest was in the eastern commercial hub of Shanghai, where several of the 38 cases reported have been found.