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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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Oct 22 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

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Oct 22 2014 7:41am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

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Oct 21 2014 3:18pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Radio personality Don Imus is selling his 2,400-acre ranch east of Santa Fe, and he's just one celebrity in a long line of celebrities that have bought and sold ranches in New Mexico over the years. Here's a look at some other notable NM ranches that have been put up for sale. Oct. 2014: Imus lists his Santa Fe ranch for $32 million. He is reportedly selling the property because he and his family believ ...
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Oct 21 2014 1:14pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

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State unemployment rate shows slight drop

Oct 21 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September was 6.6 percent in September, down from 6.7 percent in August, according to a news release issued by the state's Department of Workforce Solutions. In September of 2013 the rate was 6.9 percent, the agency said. The rate of over-the-year job growth for nonfarm payroll employment was 0.8 percent and represents a gain of 6,400 jobs, ac ...
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