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Items matching "human pandemics"
  1. BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Science ponders \'zombie attack\' | If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively. | 2009--0-8-
  2. Swine flu: the worst is yet to come in autumn, warns Alan Johnson - Telegraph | Alan Johnson said that the lesson of past pandemics was that initially mild outbreaks had been followed by something "much more serious". | 2009--0-5-
  3. Tamiflu linked to abnormal behaviour | smh.com.au | Influenza patients between 10 and 17 who took Tamiflu were 54 per cent more likely to exhibit serious abnormal behaviour than those who did not take the antiflu drug, a final report from a Japanese Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry research team, said. | 2009--0-5-
  4. The Associated Press: WHO says up to 2B people might get swine flu | GENEVA (AP) — Up to 2 billion people could be infected by swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic lasting two years, the World Health Organization said Thursday. | 2009--0-5-
  5. Hysteria over swine flu is the real danger, some say - CNN.com | (CNN) -- As the number of swine flu cases rises around the world, so is a gradual backlash -- with some saying the threat the virus poses is overblown. | 2009--0-5-
  6. BBC NEWS | Americas | Swine flu spread 'not sustained' | There is no evidence of the swine flu virus spreading in a sustained way outside North America, a top World Health Organization official says. | 2009--0-5-
  7. Confirmed swine flu cases leap - CNN.com | GENEVA, Switzerland (CNN) -- Confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide increased to 236 on Thursday, up significantly from the previous day's total of 147, the World Health Organization reported. | 2009--0-4-
  8. WHO fears pandemic is 'imminent' | The UN's World Health Organization has raised the alert over swine flu to level five - indicating human-to-human transmission in at least two countries. | 2009--0-4-
  9. Mexican Migrants Carry H.I.V. Home | The first AIDS cases diagnosed in Mexico in 1983 were found among migrants, researchers say. Since then, studies have continued to show that migrants to the United States make up a significant percentage of those contracting the disease. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  10. Mangrove Loss Partly to Blame for Myanmar Toll | The destruction of mangrove forests that served as a buffer from the sea is partly to blame for the massive death toll from a cyclone in Myanmar, the head of the ASEAN regional bloc said Tuesday.(Discovery Channel News) | 2008--0-5-
  11. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Bird flu: Indonesia's trial run | Bali runs the world's largest simulation of a bird-flu outbreak, from Friday to Sunday. Involving 1,000 people and over 20 institutions, including the military, Indonesia--the site of half the bird flu deaths in the last outbreak--aims to show the world it is ready should the flu break out again. | 2008--0-4-
  12. UK: The diversity of modern security threats | Today, the threats are more diverse than during the Cold War and include failing states, terrorism and organised crime - threats which cross boundaries and where the citizen is more directly affected. Globalisation has compounded many of these risks - with the growth in international travel, for instance, increasing the speed of flu pandemics spreading or facilitating greater migration of people away from areas suffering from climate change. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  13. Flu pandemic is biggest threat to security, strategy says - Telegraph | The biggest threat to Britain at the present time is a flu pandemic. An outbreak could cause the deaths of up to 750,000 people, according to the strategy. The strategy found: “We estimate that a pandemic could cause fatalities in the United Kingdom in the range of 50,000 to 750,000 although both the timing and impact are impossible to predict exactly.” An influenza pandemic is one which spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population. Pandemics can cause high levels of mortality, with the Spanish influenza being responsible for the deaths of over 50 million people. | 2008--0-3-
  14. Climate Change and National Security | Climate change presents a serious threat to the security and prosperity of the United States and other countries. Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. This report charts both domestic and international effects of climate change, offering both analyses and policies for future action. (Council on Foreign Relations) | 2008--0-1-
  15. Climate Change and National Security | Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. Domestically, the effects of climate change could overwhelm disaster-response capabilities. Internationally, climate change may cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. (Council on Foreign Relations - PDF) | 2007--1-2-
  16. Cholera crisis hits Baghdad | Iraqi capital fears an epidemic if stricken sewerage system collapses as the rainy season arrives. (Guardian UK) | 2007--1-2-
  17. Malaria moves in behind the loggers | Deforestation and climate change are returning the mosquito-borne disease to parts of Peru after 40 years. | 2007--1-0-
  18. Cholera Outbreak Highlights Iraq's Plight | As the disease strikes thousands, cholera is just one more example for how sectarian strife cripples basic services. (CBS) | 2007--1-0-
  19. Million hit by floods in Africa | More than a million people across a swathe of 17 African countries are suffering the effects of severe floods and the UN now fears the floods could lead to major outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery. | 2007--0-9-
  20. South Asia Victims Face Health Crisis | Millions of people affected by flooding in South Asia face a health crisis unless relief work is urgently stepped up, the United Nations has warned. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef said stagnant waters were "a lethal breeding ground" for diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. (BBC News) | 2007--0-8-
  21. 8 million Iraqis "need urgent aid" | About eight million Iraqis--nearly a third of the population--are without water, sanitation, food and shelter and need emergency aid, a report by Oxfam and the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Coordination Committee in Iraq say. The violence in Iraq is masking a humanitarian crisis that has worsened since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. (CNN) | 2007--0-7-
  22. Tuberculosis in South Africa - A Global System in Crisis | The spread of a particularly virulent form of tuberculosis in South Africa illustrates a breakdown in the global program that is supposed to keep the disease, one of the world’s deadliest, under control. (NYTimes) | 2007--0-3-
  23. Bird flu claims first human life in West Africa | Nigeria confirmed the first human death from the H5N1 virus in sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday after tests on a dead woman showed she had contracted bird flu. (Reuters) | 2007--0-1-
  24. Who Dies When the World Catches the Flu? | While the discussion of globalization is usually locked into economics, politics and culture, this article examines globalization's effects on pandemics. | 2006--1-2-
  25. U.N. says 39.5 million people have HIV | Increasing numbers of people are being infected with HIV and AIDS--and especially alarming is the resurgence in countries where HIV and AIDS were thought to be on the decline--despite the availability of more effective antiretrovirals. | 2006--1-1-
  26. AIDS, heroin two-pronged problem for Afghanistan | Discusses both use of heroin and number and spread of of AIDS cases in particular regard to the country. | 2006--1-1-
  27. Nigeria 3rd Highest Infested Country (HIV/AIDS) | Explores how Nigeria, Africa's most populated country, is battling with the continuing spread of HIV/AIDS and may be unable to meet the UN/World Bank's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. | 2006--1-0-
  28. Often Parched, India Struggles to Tap the Monsoon | This article explains the relationship between the natural and human built environment in India. It further explores the effects of monsoons and torrential rains upon humans. With the previous article on India, one can garner impressions about the effects of both ends of the hydrological cycle upon India's population. | 2006--1-0-
  29. Tackling PNG's AIDS Epidemic | With a population of around 6 million, and an infection rate that has skyrocketed to nearly 30% in the worst hit areas, Papua New Guinea, one of the world's poorest and least developed countries is in the grips of a HIV/AIDS epidemic. Though it does not possess a well-developed infrastructure and is geographically still quite isolated, PNG shares a long land border with Indoneisa's Irian Jaya province and frequent air connections with Australia. Despite its isolation geographially and politically, HIV/AIDS has managed to disrupt PNG's way of life. | 2006--0-9-
  30. In Teeming India, Water Crisis Means Dry Pipes and Foul Sludge | This article explores the effects upon humans and the state of population growth, resource shortfall, and environmental degradation in India. | 2006--0-9-
  31. Democratic Effort to Limit Surveillance Bill Is Blocked | This is a great summary of the reason we keep in conflicts. | 2006--0-9-