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New forms of virulent pathogen identified

Feb 8 2013, 2:12am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Sydney, Feb 8 — Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers. Hantavirus causes flu-like...

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New forms of virulent pathogen identified

Feb 8 2013, 2:12am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Sydney, Feb 8 — Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Hantavirus causes flu-like symptoms which can bring on respiratory and kidney failure in humans. It usually appears as sporadic disease outbreaks such as that in 1993 in a US region bordering New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

"Our research describes four novel hantaviruses, sampled from bats and shrews in China, which are distinct from known hantaviruses," says study co-author Eddie Holmes, professor and Australia Fellow at the University of Sydney, the journal Public Library of Science Pathogen reports.

"Hantavirus is a major threat to global health, making information that adds to our poor understanding of how it evolved and is transmitted an important contribution to fighting the disease," adds Holmes.

The finding also suggests there may be additional unrecognised hantaviruses circulating in a wide range of animal hosts, particularly bats, and that the hantaviruses frequently jump hosts, according to a Sydney statement.

The new international research on hantavirus is led by researchers at the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention to which Holmes contributed.

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Aug 28 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

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Net earnings up 19.6 percent in Q2 for New Mexico’s local banks

Aug 28 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

New Mexico’s locally chartered banks had a good second quarter, with key indicators of the industry’s health moving in positive directions. The 45 banks reported a combined $37.2 million in net earnings in the second quarter, up from $31.1 million in the first quarter, according to figures released Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The banks’ profit margin, or return on assets, rose to 0.83 per ...
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Aug 27 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

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Report: Albuquerque extremely American

Aug 27 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

According to a report released by WalletHub, Albuquerque is the ninth-most-American city in the United States. The report looked at 366 cities nationwide and ranked them based on how close they are to the U.S. average in various categories, including median house price and gender makeup. Nashville was ranked as the most-American city in the country, while McAllen, Texas, came in dead last among the cities ranked. Albuquerque was the city that conformed closest to the ...
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UNM Health Sciences gets grant to study hepatitis C

Aug 27 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The Health Science Center at the University of New Mexico has received a $1.3 million grant from the CDC to study the prevalence of hepatitis C among young needle-drug users in rural New Mexico. Dr. Kimberly Page, the chief of epidemiology, biostatistics and preventive medicine at the Health Sciences Center, said the money will be used to determine the rate of hepatitis C infection in Doña Ana and Rio Arriba counties and determine the effectiveness of drug treatment and prevention programs. Th ...
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