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In Sesotho, the South African language of the region in which the dinosaur was discovered, its name means "a giant thunderclap at dawn". Scientists have witnessed the birth of a planet for the first time ever.forum2.quizizz.com/krab-el-amo-del-mar.php
To fight the next major pandemic, flu hunters turn to these animals
The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the center of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. These compartments are found beneath the skin, as well as lining the gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles, and join together to form a network supported by a mesh of strong, flexible proteins.
Working in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, a team led by archaeologists at the University of Exeter unearthed hundreds of villages hidden in the depths of the rainforest. These excavations included evidence of fortifications and mysterious earthworks called geoglyphs.
More than one in 10 people were found to have traces of class A drugs on their fingers by scientists developing a new fingerprint-based drug test. Using sensitive analysis of the chemical composition of sweat, researchers were able to tell the difference between those who had been directly exposed to heroin and cocaine, and those who had encountered it indirectly.
The storm bigger than the Earth, has been swhirling for years. The image's colours have been enhanced after it was sent back to Earth. Included in Wellcome Image Awards, this 3D image of an African grey parrot shows the highly intricate system of blood vessels. Another Wellcome Images Award winner, this time of baby Hawaiian bobtail squid. The people are thought to have been unusually tall and strong.
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So now we have two high pathogenic [H5] viruses kicking around. H5N6 viruses have infected about two dozen people since first being spotted in ; roughly half of those cases have been fatal. To date, no human infections with H5N8 have been detected. He also noted that, while bird flu may no longer be in the headlines, it very much still remains a concern for influenza experts.
That uncertainty is amplified by a biological quirk of the H5 viruses. They are able to infect a wide variety of birds — not just domestic poultry but ducks and migratory birds such as some types of geese. The wild birds have moved the viruses over vast swaths of the globe and continue to contribute to their evolution. Just days ago a crow die-off in eastern India was attributed to H5N1. That host diversity phenomenon also complicates control efforts, said Peiris, who noted H5 poultry vaccines have not been as effective as those developed to combat H7N9.
H7N9, on the other hand, has been pretty much exclusively plagued poultry to date. And there, poultry vaccines can likely be credited, or at least credited in part, for the sharp decline in human infections, experts said. In , after failing for several years to contain geographic spread of the virus, China instituted a policy of vaccinating chickens.
It helped significantly slow spread of the virus. China had an added incentive to take action.
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In fact, he noted that its apparent success has led some people to question whether Chinese authorities are underreporting cases. But whither H5N1? Its earlier aggressive spread among poultry flocks and across countries took everyone by surprise, and even years later, no one wants to underestimate this virus. At its twice-a-year gathering of influenza experts to determine which flu viruses manufacturers should be ready to develop vaccines for, the WHO still devotes time for discussion about which H5 viruses pose the greatest threat.
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And an H5N1 virus is in fifth spot in a CDC risk assessment ranking of flu viruses with pandemic potential. Washington nearly killed the U. The U. As a new outbreak surfaces in Africa, the only possible motive for ending America's anti-Ebola program is that Barack Obama started it. Amid the latest Ebola outbreak, the Trump administration is handing leadership to Angela Merkel — and she's not out to protect American interests.
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