There's been an ebola outbreak
in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. With 122 cases so far, this is the worst outbreak since 2007's 264-case outbreak. The worst outbreak was 2000-2001's 425 cases. What makes this one different is the way it has spread so widely. [more inside]
posted by Sleeper
on Apr 1, 2014 -
A German researcher accidentally jabbed her finger with a hypodermic loaded with the deadly Ebola virus
. 48 hours later, she was injected with an untested, experimental vaccine
, developed by an international team of virologists and biologists. Though she may never have been infected, she was certainly in danger; in 2004, a similar incident caused the death of a Russian scientist
at a former Soviet biological weapons lab.
posted by permafrost
on Mar 29, 2009 -
The bird flu is back. Despite denials
by the Hong Kong government, the World Health Organization announced
yesterday that two people were killed by the same virulent species-jumpingstrain of influenza that caused the 1997 panic
. It's certainly less gruesome than the ebola outbreak
going on in Congo right now, but, unlike ebola, the flu is highly contagious. [more inside]
posted by ptermit
on Feb 20, 2003 -
Case of the Missing Anthrax
"The 400 pages of documents, which I've obtained and which were described by The Hartford Courant earlier this year, quote a newly arrived officer named Michael Langford as saying that he found "little or no organization," "little or no accountability," "a very lax and unorganized system" and signs of covert work and cover-ups."
I'm concerned about the stock prices too, but, shouldn't this be on the evening news as well?
NYTimes reg. reqr'd
posted by bas67
on Jul 20, 2002 -