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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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PRC may pick up Lyft issue today

Jul 30 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Today may be D-Day of sorts for Lyft in New Mexico. The New Mexico PRC will consider, at its regular meeting, whether to issue the popular ridesharing service with a cease and desist order, according to the PRC meeting agenda. Lyft, though, on Monday filed a motion to stay the cease and desist order. In PRC documents filed by Lyft, the company also asks for a hearing on the order. “The commission has conducted no hearing, taken no evidence, allowed no di ...
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BVK wins $6.2M New Mexico Obamacare marketing account

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BVK, a Glendale-based advertising and marketing firm, won a $6.2 million contract to continue handling advertising and outreach for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. BVK has held the contract since 2013 and was paid $7 million under the original contract, according to Albuquerque Business First, a sister publication of the Milwaukee Business Journal. The new contract will run from July through June 2015. The contract was approved by the New Mexico Health Insuran ...
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Lavu cooks up software donation to CNM culinary program

Jul 29 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Albuquerque software firm Lavu Inc. has donated its restaurant software to the Central New Mexico Community College’s culinary program. The software is used in restaurants and bars for ordering, payments, reports, and more and was created in Albuquerque. “The students will leave here not only with the skills and talents associated with great chefs but also with the knowledge of how to run a restaurant using ...
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TV series moving some production from Israel to New Mexico

Jul 29 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

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