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Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
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Can Travel Advisories Halt a Virus?
28 April 2009 5:40 pm
That’s one question on everyone’s lips these days, with governments issuing conflicting warnings about avoiding countries hit by swine flu. But as jittery travelers reconsider planned Mexican vacations, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are not suggesting travel be restricted, and they don’t believe that doing so will make a difference in the virus’s path.
Computer modelers have studied this issue, too, and they tend to come down on WHO’s side of things, even though not everyone agrees with them. An earlier Science analysis of the issue by reporter Martin Enserink can be found here.