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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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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.