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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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Personal income in New Mexico climbs in Q2

Sep 30 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Total personal income in New Mexico grew by $1.1 billion in the second quarter, or 1.4 percent, marking the largest growth rate in at least a year, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Tuesday. The growth was led by significant earnings increases in several sectors, including management of companies and enterprises (2.62 percent); retail trade (2.12 percent) and health care and social assistance (2.1 percent). N ...
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New filing reveals what Blue Cross paid for Lovelace Health Plan

Sep 30 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico paid $194.2 million for the Lovelace Health Plan, according to the latest financial statements from LHP’s parent company. The sale of LHP and its more than 100,000 members was announced in November 2013, but the deal didn’t close until May 31, according to Lovelace Health System’s second quarter financial statement filed with the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. Also in 2013, Lovelace sold its Medicaid b ...
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Ten banks hold 70 percent of NM deposits, FDIC reports

Sep 30 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Wells Fargo bank increased its dominance in New Mexico over the year, growing its deposit base by $926.3 million and its market share by 2.24 percent, according to new bank deposit figures from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Wells’ deposits grew to $7.78 billion as of June 30, up from $6.86 billion the previous year. Its deposit market share increased to 27.52 percent from 25.28 percent. All banks operating in New Mexico had combined deposits of $28.3 billion as of June 30, ...
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Grants awarded to help agricultural markets

Sep 30 2014 8:19am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Several organizations in New Mexico will share $538,279 in federal grants to help develop new markets for agricultural products. In addition, New Mexico State University will receive $499,191 to improve competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers. The money is being provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP). “Connecting our ...
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NM colleges get $15 M for training programs

Sep 30 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Eleven community colleges in New Mexico will receive $14,999,863 in federal money to fund training programs in partnership with local businesses. The money is being provided through the U.S. Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. “This funding will allow colleges across New Mexico to provide workers with quality job training to help fill New Mexico ...
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Ad firms, NMHIX facing time crunch before open enrollment begins

Sep 29 2014 3:48pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Firms that bid on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange’s $6.2 million advertising, marketing and communications contract won’t have much time to develop their proposals or work up ad campaigns for the exchange. The companies have to get their bids to the exchange by 12 p.m. on Oct. 8, and exchange board members and staffers will interview the bidders the following week, according to the exchange’s request for proposals. NMHIX will conduct contract negotiations from Oct. 17 to 24, and it… ...
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Oct. 1 deadline next hurdle for PNM

Sep 29 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Though the state Environmental Improvement Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have signed off on PNM’s big plan to shut down part of the San Juan Generating Station in Four Corners, there’s still one more hurdle: the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. PNM has been in talks since Sept. 4 with parties with “interveners,” or concerned groups, in the San Juan Generating Station case and Wednesday, Oct. 1 is the deadline for ...
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Bidding war for NMHIX ad contract begins, but some NM firms abstain

Sep 29 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Two New Mexico advertising firms said Monday they will definitely bid on the $6.2 million New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange's advertising contract, and a third said it is considering a bid. Three local firms also said they won’t pursue the contract. Joan Griffin, owner of Griffin & Associates in Albuquerque, said she bid on the original $7.2 million contract in 2013 and that her firm i ...
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UNM Cancer Center gets $7 million grant

Sep 29 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The UNM Cancer Center announced today it received a $7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s National Community Oncology Research Program. The grant will be used to expand clinical trials throughout the state. For the trials, UNM Cancer Center will work closely with the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, the statewide health care partnership for cancer clinical trials. Dr. Cheryl Willman, director and CEO of the UNM Cancer Center ...
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BVK bowing out of New Mexico Obamacare exchange marketing contract

Sep 29 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Milwaukee

BVK, the Milwaukee firm that has been doing the marketing and advertising for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, said Monday that it will not seek an extension of its current $6.2 million contract with the exchange. The announcement came after the NMHIX voted Sept. 19 to rebid the contract it awarded to BVK in July. Exchange board chairman Dr. J.R. Damron said at the time that the board was unhappy with BVK’s work. D ...
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