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Russia has officially started flu epidemic

Russia has officially started flu epidemic

Wave of seasonal flu starts sweeping the Russian regions, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. This information led the head of Rospotrebnadzor, chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko. For comparison, last year the influenza epidemic began in the fall and was completed in late December, reports "Interfax". According to official statistics, now in seven Russian regions exceeded the epidemic threshold for influenza at 10-22%. For these regions are Murmansk, Chelyabinsk, Kemerovo...

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British experts were sentenced in Russia and Ukraine: the flu epidemic will be the most powerful in recent times

British experts were sentenced in Russia and Ukraine: the flu epidemic will be the most powerful in recent times

Countries in the northern hemisphere, should prepare for an unprecedented surge in flu, British experts warn. These conclusions are made based on the situation in Britain, where the swine flu in December hit a record number of people, according to BBC. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is sure a similar fate awaits the rest of Europe, including Russia and Ukraine. It is the latter two countries, the expected worst-case scenario. Simultaneously, the United States and Canada...

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Fear of vaccination reduced Europe to a measles epidemic

Fear of vaccination reduced Europe to a measles epidemic

After a period of decline Measles begins again taking off in Europe, according to the latest report of American experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports ABC News. So, in October there were more than 26,000 cases of measles, including nine deaths (half of cases occur in people older than 15 years). This increased incidence is three times compared to the same period in 2007, says the WHO. In France alone, experts counted about 14,000 cases (most of the victims...

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Ancient people were deprived of two genes to survive the epidemic infection

Ancient people were deprived of two genes to survive the epidemic infection

About 100,000 years ago, the human species is on the brink of extinction (number has decreased to less than 10,000). However, in a few thousand years, man gained a foothold on the world. Recent genetic studies have shown that all these variations is an epidemic of bacterial infection, says New Scientist. Bacteria in question, had an impact on the immune system of the two genes, turning them against the person. Then the body has decided to get rid of these genes. According to Ajit Varki of...

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WHO: Afghanistan soon breaks out an unprecedented epidemic of a tropical disease

WHO: Afghanistan soon breaks out an unprecedented epidemic of a tropical disease

World Health Organization issued a troubling statement: soon in Afghanistan might break an unprecedented epidemic of leishmaniasis. In total, may be affected up to 13 million people. These data were presented in a unique comprehensive report on tropical diseases, according to ITAR-TASS. Leishmaniasis – a group of diseases transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. Physicians know two main forms of the disease – visceral leishmaniasis (cell damage occurs to various internal organs)...

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Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of the medieval plague

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of the medieval plague

Now experts have received at the hands of the genetic code of the bacteria Yersinia pestis, provoked the plague. For this, they have identified DNA fragments of ancient organism causing the epidemic of the Black Death, from the teeth of medieval remains found in London. You will need the material, taken away from the pulp of the tooth, said BBC. According to experts, the pathogen is the ancestor of all modern forms of plague. They also believe that the medieval plague outbreak is the first...

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