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  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Cryptolocker ransomware has ´infected about 250,000 PCs´

    12/25/2013 6:51:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 133 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Leo Kelion
    A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers. Cryptolocker scrambles users´ data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock. Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst affected. It added that the cyber-criminals responsible were now targeting home internet users after initially focusing on professionals. The firm has provided a list of net domains that it suspects have been used to spread the code, but warned that more are being generated every day. Ransomware has existed since at...
  • Hospital management negligence, infectious waste spread disease in Peshawar city.

    12/24/2013 12:38:14 AM PST · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    own work | 24 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, Daily 500 kilogram solid waste including infectious injection & drip from different wards came out from lady reading hospital Peshawar. That is all out to roads that spread infection in society but no one takes serious the matter. According to the investigation daily 400 kilogram solid waste of different ward, including emergency, operation theatre and from surgery ward out. That are all goes to the three different sites of the lady reading hospital. Health department installed the incinerator in hospital for the trash of the infectious waste. But the current condition show that incinerator didn’t used since 3 years,...
  • July 9th, FBI Pulls Plug on Infected PC's (link to self-check)

    07/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 31 replies
    PRWeb ^ | July 6, 2012 | Unknown
    On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network will be taken offline, hindering their ability to do business and possibly breaking their websites, in what many are referring to as “Internet Doomsday.”
  • Are Children ‘Infected’ by Judeo-Christian Values?

    03/16/2011 11:53:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/16/11 | Paul Diamond
    In an important case in the United Kingdom, the High Court held this week that Christian views on sexual morality could be “inimical” to a child’s welfare. Mr. and Mrs. Johns wanted to foster a child as young as five as respite carers for parents who were having difficulty. (Snip) When they retired, they applied to be registered as foster carers again. Early on in the assessment process, their Christian faith was identified (they are Pentecostals). It was felt their views on sexual ethics conflicted with the duty to promote and value diversity.
  • London, tuberculosis capital of Western Europe

    12/17/2010 11:11:19 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 12/17/2010 | MARIA CHENG
    The number of people infected with tuberculosis has jumped by 50 percent in London in the last decade, making it the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe... Most tuberculosis cases in Britain are in people born overseas...
  • 1 in 10 Windows PCs Still Vulnerable to the Conficker Worm, 1 in 25 infected

    04/08/2010 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 680+ views
    Rueters ^ | 04/08/2010
    More than a year after doomsday reports hinted that the Conficker worm would bring down the Internet, one-in-10 Windows PCs still have not been patched to plug the hole the worm wriggles through, new data shows. And 25 of every 1,000 systems are currently infected with the worm. According to Qualys, a security risk and compliance management provider, about 10% of the hundreds of thousands of Windows systems it monitors for customers have not yet applied Microsoft's MS08-067 security update. MS08-067, an out-of-band release that shipped in October 2008, patched a bug in the service Windows uses to connect to...
  • Over 100,000 People Infected By Ukrainian Black Lung In Just Two Days!

    12/04/2009 12:34:39 PM PST · by FromLori · 23 replies · 2,018+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/4/09 | Vince Veneziani
    The panic over the mutated H1N1 flu strain in the Ukraine has reached epic proportions. Over 450 people have died from the strain and nearly 2 million people have been infected: FTO: The new statistics and numbers show that 41 659 people got infected since the day before yesterday. That means that almost 100 000 people got infected in two days. Today's statistics are not there yet but looking at what happened from the 2nd to the 3rd we see that 452 people have now died in the Ukraine because of this plague / H1N1 spreading there. The total of...
  • US Officials Find Birds Infected With Harmless Bird Flu Strain

    08/14/2006 11:07:40 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 450+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-14-2006
    US officials find birds infected with harmless bird flu strain WASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials announced that two wild swans have been found carrying a strain of the avian flu virus, although not the potentially lethal type that has caused human death and illness in Asia, Africa and Europe. "Test results thus far indicate this is low pathogenicity avian influenza, which poses no threat to human health," the US Department of Agriculture said in a statement. Testing has been done on the two wild mute swans, who were found in the northeastern US state of Michigan, as part of an...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • FROM THE CDC -Simian Virus 40 (SV40), Polio Vaccine, and Cancer -- there is a link

    02/19/2005 3:24:37 PM PST · by STARWISE · 33 replies · 1,480+ views
    CDC ^ | Unk.
    At a glance: SV40 is a virus found in some species of monkey. Soon after its discovery in 1960, SV40 was found in polio vaccine. Over 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine during the period (1955-1963) when some of the vaccine was contaminated with SV40. SV40 has been found in certain types of human cancers, but it has not been determined that SV40 causes these cancers. The majority of evidence suggests there is no causal relationship between receipt of SV40-contaminated vaccine and cancer; however, some research results are conflicting and more studies are needed.
  • Adware-infected PCs net slimeware firms $3 a pop

    02/02/2005 7:23:03 AM PST · by holymoly · 102 replies · 2,705+ views
    Adware infections net the purveyors of slimeware software around $3 a year for each infected PC, according to estimates from anti-spyware firm Webroot Software. Using this figure and stats from its own malware auditing services, Webroot guesstimates the illicit advertising market underpinned by adware infection of home and business PCs could be worth up to $1.6bn a year. According to Richard Stiennon, VP of threat research at Webroot, the illicit ad market enjoys approximately the same growth rate as the legitimate market. But that's where the similarities end. "It [adware] has a similar bus model and some of the same...
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • A Ticking Time Bomb: Diseases that Cross American Borders

    12/15/2004 12:42:44 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 2,092+ views
    As an American, I have always been inspired by the fact that my country welcomes those who seek refuge. And as long as our government officials maintain our borders and ensure that those coming from other countries are screened in order to protect those who legally live here, the concept of welcoming immigrants is a noble one. However, something has gone awry. Indeed, illegal immigration into the U.S. has become an immense problem and a clear and present danger. Documented illegal immigration has more than doubled in the last decade. It has grown, by conservative counts, from 3.5 million in...
  • Bird infected with West Nile virus found in San Jose

    07/21/2004 7:26:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 427+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/21/04 | AP - San Jose
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Santa Clara County health officials confirmed on Wednesday that a dead bird found in San Jose has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It's the first confirmation of the virus anywhere in the county. West Nile Virus is one of a group of disease-causing viruses spread by mosquitoes. Sara Cody, the county's assistant health officer, said people can take precautions to reduce the risk of infection. "By protecting yourself against mosquitoes and mosquito bites, you can protect yourself against West Nile Virus," Cody said. "It's important to remember, most people bitten by mosquitoes won't become...
  • Skin lesions afflict troops in Iraq

    12/05/2003 5:32:36 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 12 replies · 335+ views
    USA Today ^ | December 4, 2003 | Anita Manning
    <p>Nearly 150 U.S. soldiers in Iraq have been diagnosed with a parasitic skin disease, and hundreds more could unknowingly be infected, doctors will report Friday. Doctors fear that soldiers returning from the front might consult doctors in the USA who have never seen the disease. Complicating matters: It has an incubation period of six months, on average, so a person infected in September may not show symptoms until March. Also, the best drug to treat it is not licensed in the USA.</p>
  • New Worm Installs Patches - new worm takes trys to repair systems infected by Blaster Worm

    08/18/2003 2:02:56 PM PDT · by bedolido · 21 replies · 337+ views
    CRN ^ | 08/18/03 | Marcia Savage
    A new worm takes a different twist by trying to repair systems infected by Blaster and patch the vulnerability it exploits, antivirus vendors said Monday. The worm, called Nachi or MSBlast.D, tries to delete Blaster from some infected systems and install patches, according to Trend Micro. Last week's Blaster worm, also called MSBlast and Lovsan, infected hundreds of thousands of systems by exploiting a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) flaw in Microsoft Windows. Nachi exploits the same flaw but can delete the MSBlast.exe file left by Blaster on machines running Windows 2000 and Windows XP and download Microsoft patches to fix...
  • Mark Steyn: The system infected us

    04/25/2003 6:47:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 82 replies · 2,817+ views
    National Post ^ | April 24 2003 | Mark Steyn
    One of the most tediously over-venerated bits of British political wisdom is Prime Minister Harold MacMillan's amused Edwardian response as to what he feared most in the months ahead: "Events, dear boy, events." But even events come, so to speak, politically predetermined. If, for example, you have powerful public sector unions, you will be at the mercy of potentially crippling strikes. The quasi-Eastern European Britain of the 1970s was brought to a halt by a miners' strike in a way that would have been impossible in the United States. So it is with SARS. The appearance of the virus itself...
  • SARS Victim Who Infected 133 Will Remain In Quarantine

    04/10/2003 5:28:04 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-11-2003 | Jeremy Laurance
    Sars victim who infected 133 will remain in quarantine By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor 11 April 2003 As the death toll from severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) rose to 111 yesterday, with five more fatalities in China and Hong Kong, the authorities in Singapore were considering what to do with one of the disease's earliest and most medically extraordinary victims. Esther Mok, a 26-year-old former flight attendant, is believed to have carried the disease from Hong Kong's Metropole hotel, source of the global outbreak, to Singapore on 1 March. Doctors at first did not know what was wrong with her...