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Microbe News

This page is an experiment. As I find interesting stories online about microbes, I'll post them here. The idea came from Dave Winer - more information at Scripting News.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

UW-Madison scientist Kawaoka on front lines in fight against Ebola. jsonline.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, January 02, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

I Had My DNA Picture Taken, With Varying Results. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Texas measles outbreak linked to church. usatoday.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, May 17, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Prominent virologist defends the Chinese Hybrid H5N1-H1N1 research, calls it 'good science' - The Global Dispatch. Prominent Virologist Defends The Chinese Hybrid H5N1-H1N1 Research, Calls It 'Good Science' Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, May 10, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Friday, April 05, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

China Escalates Response to Avian Flu Outbreak. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, January 03, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Federal regulators give final OK to Boston University's controversial South End bio lab - Boston.com. boston.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Balochistan govt suspends anti-polio campaign. dawn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Update on the Global Status of Polio - Travelers' Health - CDC. wwwnc.cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, August 09, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Nigeria doubtful to meet 2012 deadline for Polio eradication. businessdayonline.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Poliovirus found in sewage water sample in Karachi, 5 August 2012 emro.who.int Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Ebola Outbreak Kills 14 in Midwestern Uganda. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Pertussis Epidemic - Washington, 2012. cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Pakistan: How Polio-Vaccination Ban Puts World at Risk. world.time.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, July 13, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Update on undiagnosed illness in Cambodia. WHO. who.int Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

West Nile Virus Disease and Other Arboviral Diseases, United States, 2011. cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Mystery illness in Cambodia solved, doctors say. cnn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

C.I.A. Vaccine Ruse in Pakistan May Have Harmed Polio Fight. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Parents face anxious wait over Cambodia's mystery illness. cnn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Cambodia - Child Deaths Linked to Virus. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

The Taliban Halts Polio Vaccines and Pakistan's Kids Will Pay. world.time.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, June 18, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines. cnn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

On the Death of Aaron J. Shatkin. news.rutgers.edu Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, June 04, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan - NY Daily News. india.nydailynews.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

WHO to declare polio global health emergency - Times Of India. articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

F.D.A. Panel Backs First Rapid, Take Home H.I.V. Test. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, April 29, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

WAHID Interface - OIE World Animal Health Information Database. web.oie.int Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Lassa Fever in Nigeria - Travelers' Health - CDC. wwwnc.cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Fired Whittemore Peterson researcher wants rulings tossed. rgj.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

USDA confirms 4th mad cow case in US msnbc.msn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing isites.harvard.edu Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Flu research and public health: Out, but far from over. economist.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, April 23, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Officials Don't Know Why 877 Dead Dolphins Have Been Found on Beaches in Peru. gizmodo.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Rabies Risk Assessment of Exposures to a Bat on a Commercial Airliner cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Bird-Flu Papers, Recently Deemed Too Dangerous, Are Freed for Publication - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education. chronicle.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
H5N1 Bird Flu Research Is Safe to Publish, Panel Says. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, March 30, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Policy On High-Risk Biological Research Tightened : NPR. npr.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Cosmic Log - Study tracks how conservatives lost their faith in science. cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

CIDRAP >> Fouchier anticipates resuming H5N1 studies soon. cidrap.umn.edu Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, March 23, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Thoughts on academic scientists giving media interviews. blogs.plos.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Creation of mutated bird flu 'super virus' divides scientists - World (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). abc.net.au Permanent link to this item in the archive.
WiGH #1 Update with Vincent Racaniello. ghjournal.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
2 wks after eradication, 'polio' resurfaces - Hindustan Times. hindustantimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Amateur Biologists Are New Fear in Making a Mutant Flu Virus. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, March 05, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

PAHO, CDC publish guide on preparing for chikungunya virus introduction in the Americas - Pan American Health Organization - Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud. new.paho.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Lab-engineered bird flu virus may be less deadly than thought - or not. washingtonpost.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
The Truth About the Doomsday Virus? nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
The Schmallenberg Virus Raises New Concerns About Food Safety - Alice G. Walton - Health - The Atlantic. theatlantic.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, March 02, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Malaria Surveillance United States, 2010. cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Elsevier Abandons Anti-Open Access Bill. the-scientist.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Maker Says Bird Flu Virus Not as Dangerous as Thought. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, February 27, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Magazine - The Atlantic. theatlantic.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, February 24, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Study: Bird flu more common but looks less deadly - USATODAY.com. yourlife.usatoday.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Bird flu may be less deadly than believed, study suggests. azcentral.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Anti-polio drive leaves out 94,000 children. dawn.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Update: Influenza Activity United States, October 2, 2011--February 11, 2012. cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

JGH Podcast #1: Should Science be Censored? ghjournal.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Research on Deadly Bird Flu to Be Published in Full. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, February 17, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Mutant Bird Flu Studies Should Be Revealed in Full, Experts Say. livescience.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Thousands of families refuse anti-polio drops. thenews.com.pk Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Eulogy for a brilliant mentor and teacher - The Answer Sheet. washingtonpost.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Biosecurity experts fear UW's bird flu findings could fall into wrong hands. host.madison.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

NIH Statement on H5N1 - The NIH Director - National Institutes of Health (NIH). nih.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.
CIDRAP >> Undetected H5N1 cases seem few, but questions persist. cidrap.umn.edu Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, February 13, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Scientists Take Cautious Tack On Bird Flu Research : NPR. npr.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, February 09, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Norton D. Zinder, Researcher in Molecular Biology, Dies at 83. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
"Dual Use Research: H5N1 Influenza Virus and Beyond" Panel Sparks Lively Debate. nyas.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

ANOTHER STEP TOWARD A WORLD BEYOND POLIO. utsandiego.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, February 03, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

The Limits of Avian Flu Studies in Ferrets. sciencemag.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, February 02, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Recovery of a Patient from Clinical Rabies, California, 2011 cdc.gov Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Censorship Hinders Influenza Research. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, January 30, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Experts Weigh in on Bird Flu Research. pbs.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Sunday Dialogue: Bird Flu Experiments nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, January 27, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Bioterrorist? alandove.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Bird flu: 10,000 ducks to be put down. theage.com.au Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Has bird flu biology opened bioterror box? -- USATODAY.com. usatoday.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
H5N1: Flu transmission work is urgent : Nature : Nature Publishing Group. nature.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
A Central Researcher in the H5N1 Flu Debate Breaks His Silence - ScienceInsider. news.sciencemag.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Wisconsin Scientist Says H5N1 Flu Strain He Created Is Less Dangerous. nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, January 20, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

The Day the Science Died. alandove.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
In Dramatic Move, Flu Researchers Announce Moratorium on Some H5N1 Flu Research, Call for Global Summit - ScienceInsider. news.sciencemag.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Prominent Virologists Want U.S. Advisory Board to Take a Second Look at Controversial Flu Papers - ScienceInsider. news.sciencemag.org Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Pause on avian flu transmission studies : Nature. nature.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

The Real Danger Is to Research - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education. chronicle.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Virus nearly wipes out local bug business. visaliatimesdelta.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Key Protein May Give Ebola Virus Its Opening nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, January 16, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

Killer flu doctors: US censorship is a danger to science - Science - News - The Independent. independent.co.uk Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Worry over flu virus experiments was unwarranted - latimes.com. latimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, January 13, 2012 Link to this date in the archive.

From the Jungle to J.F.K., Viruses Cross Borders in Monkey Meat. green.blogs.nytimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
India on vigil for new enemy from LoC: Poliovirus - The Times of India. timesofindia.indiatimes.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.