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Pennsylvania Hospital Erects Tent for Flu Outbreak, CDC Says ‘Worst in a Decade to be 2013′

The CDC warns ‘the worst flu outbreak in a decade is to be in 2013′. Lehigh Valley Hospital has now erected and staffed an emergency triage tent to take in an increasing number of flu victims.

Virus reported aboard Canadian passenger train

We are following an incident aboard a Via Rail Canada passenger train traveling from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Ontario Canada involving the death of one elderly passenger and the reported illness of at least three others. The train, containing 200 passengers and a crew of 13, departed Vancouver on December 25, 2012 and was scheduled to arrive in Toronto at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29.

H5N1 Avian Flu Has Mutated

Avian Flu has started to show signs of resurgence and a new strain, a mutation has appeared in China and Vietnam at roughly the same time. Scientists are working around the clock to find out what the risk to humans may be. At this point the World Heath Organisation are saying they cannot predict its effects on human populations.

World Health Organisation says has found new SARS-like virus

The United Nations health body, which issued a statement through its “global alert and response” system, said tests on the patient, a 49-year-old Qatari man, confirmed the presence of a new, or novel, coronavirus.

Homeland Security to Build Bio Safety Level 4 Virus Research Facility Centrally Located In Kansas

Because building a nuclear power plant in a heavily populated area, next to the ocean and near fourteen active fault lines turned out to be such a great idea, Department of Homeland Security has approved $50 million for the construction of a Bio-level 3 and 4 virus research facility geographically located in the center of America.

Factory farms breeding ‘superbugs’ says study

Speculation has long abounded that overuse of antibiotics by factory farmers has been a major contributing factor in the development of so-called “superbugs” like MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Now, according to a report from Mother Jones, there is scientific proof.

Deadly bird flu studies to stay secret for now: WHO

Are you freaking kidding me? What the hell do they mean “for now”? It is just amazing how they have something that can wipe out most of the population and they want to keep taunting it. They really keep me wondering. (Reuters) – Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after experts fully assess the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.