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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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The Growing Numbers on Swine Flu
7 May 2009 12:06 pm
The 8 May Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today reports new details about the swine flu outbreaks in Mexico and the United States, revealing much higher numbers of suspected and confirmed cases than previously reported. Among the highlights: Mexico as of 6 May had nearly 12,000 suspected cases, more than 1000 others confirmed; the United States had more than 600 confirmed and 800 probable, and testing was showing that more than 99% of the probable cases were proving to be positive for the A (H1N1) virus. The two countries show a "similar age distribution" in their cases, and the report notes that "the percentage of patients requiring hospitalization appears to be higher than would be expected during a typical influenza season."