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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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New Mexico’s Medicaid rolls continue to expand and are “off the charts,” New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Sidonie Squier said Friday. There are now 731,000 state residents on Medicaid, with 164,000 joining the program since the first of the year, Squier said during a board meeting for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. Squier is a member of the exchange’s board of directors. Medicaid enrollment in ...
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Sep 19 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange’s decision to rebid its two-month-old advertising and marketing contract is the result of dissatisfaction with the job the Milwaukee-based BVK firm has done, the exchange’s board chairman said Friday. “We are not happy, and we feel that our goals have not been met,” NMHIX Chair Dr. J.R. Damron told Albuquerque Business First. That dissatisfaction is the result of research done earlier ...
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NMHIX considers dumping out-of-state marketing firm

Sep 19 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange said Friday that it is looking to potentially dump the Milwaukee firm that is doing its marketing and advertising work. The move to possibly replace BVK comes about two months after the exchange board awarded the Milwaukee firm a $6.2 million contract. NMHIX executive director Amy Dowd told exchange board members Friday that the organization is looking for an advertising, marketing and public relations team that understands New Mexico and it Native Ame ...
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Take a look at this year's United Way allocations

Sep 19 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Recently, the United Way of Central New Mexico announced a record-breaking year of more than $29 million in corporate and individual donations for 2013. This week, The List takes a look at how that money is being used to support programs in the community. Take, for instance, the B4-3 Network, a collaboration between Abrazo Homes, Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Inc., La Vida Felicidad, LifeRoots Inc. and Native American Professional Parent Resources t ...
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See who joined us at our Nonprofit of the Year 2014 event

Sep 19 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

With around 300 attendees, Albuquerque Business First’s Nonprofit of the Year 2014 event was a huge success. The event was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and featured an awards ceremony honoring all of our honorees and winners. Presenting sponsors Terri King of ConocoPhillips, Farley Vener of Hinkle + Landers, PC and Chris Dunkeson of Comcast gave messages to the crowd supporting all of the work done by New Mexico's nonprofits. Each award was accompanied by a video present ...
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In this week’s issue: five things you can’t miss

Sep 19 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Yesterday, Albuquerque Business First revealed the winners of its 2014 Nonprofit of the Year awards at a breakfast and networking event held at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Over 300 people came to celebrate and support the important work the 15 honorees and winners are doing in New Mexico. This week’s cover story is all about those nonprofits. In our special insert, you’ll see how the honorees and winners were chosen and read about the ...
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Chamber report shows NM making gains in education, but state still flunks

Sep 19 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, while noting that New Mexico has made gains in education quality since the last report in 2007, still gave the state an "F" overall. The Foundation's "Leaders and Laggards" report looked at education in each state and gave grades in 11 categories including academic achievement, post-secondary and workforce readiness and international competitiveness. It also scored ...
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NM gained thousands of jobs over last 12 months, BLS reports

Sep 19 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

New Mexico added 4,600 jobs in the 12 months that ended Aug. 31 for a 0.6 percent growth rate, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Six industry sectors gained jobs and five lost jobs, according to the BLS numbers, which were not seasonally adjusted. The biggest gain was in the education and health services sector, which gained 6,100 jobs. The biggest loser was manufacturing, which lost 3,000 jobs. Other sectors that lost jobs were: construction, professional and busines ...
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Dimond, Meyers to speak on working in male-dominated industries

Sep 19 2014 7:01am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

After a hiatus, a women’s leadership forum is back on the radar for the Associated Builders and Contractors New Mexico chapter. The main theme of the forum is female leadership in male-dominated industries — the construction and contractor realm traditionally being one of those. The group has tapped two keynote speakers — investigative journalist Diane Dimond and the owner and president of Albuquerque’s Century Sign Builders, Roxanna Meyers. There are two breakout sess ...
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