A Taste of Winter Does Not Halt A Taste of Agriculture

first_imgWhile the cold temperatures caused fewer people to show up at this event than last year, Heckaman expected 700–900 people to show up to Taste of Ag. For more information about the event, visit https://extension.purdue.edu/Kosciusko/Pages/default.aspx Cold temperatures and wind did not keep Kosciusko County residents away from the Taste of Ag event held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the county fairgrounds. The Kosciusko County Ag Awareness Committee puts on the annual event with the help of local sponsors and volunteers. “Our goal tonight is to educate our community about agriculture and say, ‘Thank you!’” said Kelly Heckaman, Purdue Extension Educator and one of the planners of the event. Taste of Ag included samples from local companies and farms (including duck bacon from Maple Leaf Farms and veal), a chili cook off, a coloring contest for the kids, agriculture olympics for the kids, and several other events. “We try to grow the event every year and highlight agriculture in Kosciusko County,” Heckaman said. In addition to the evening community event, approximately 1,100 local students in the fourth grade participated in educational field trips on the days surrounding Taste of Ag. “We want to give the students in particular a little snapshot of what it takes to provide the food and fibers in their lives,” said Janelle Deatsman, Communication Manager at Maple Leaf Farms and member of the Kosciusko County Ag Awareness Committee. She explained, while students may never eat duck meat (the main product of Maple Leaf Farms), they may wear a coat filled with down from the feathers of the ducks at their company. The educational events help students make these connections. A Taste of Winter Does Not Halt A Taste of Agriculture By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 15, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img SHARE Previous articleFarm Bureau at Odds with EPA Clean Water Rule CommentsNext articleIndiana Ethanol Plant Manager Finds Misconceptions in Washington Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News A Taste of Winter Does Not Halt A Taste of Agriculture Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Briefing

first_img Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsDissatisfaction with government A staggering 74 per cent of nurses believe the NHS is no longer safe inLabour’s hands, Nursing Times can exclusively reveal. Over 1,500 nursesresponded to the survey which covered key aspects of nurses’ working lives.Just over half said that if they had their time again, they would not enter theprofession. Nursing Times 15 April 2002 Patients prefer nursing care Nurse practitioners’ skills have received a resounding thumbs-up in anauthoritative report. In fact, patients prefer care from a nurse practitionerthan from a doctor says the research in this week’s BMJ. Researchers in Bristolreviewed 34 studies from around the world to determine whether nursepractitioners working in primary care can provide equivalent care to doctorsand concluded they were more than capable. Nursing Times 11 April 2002 Nurses say they are ready to strike Nurses are ready to strike over what they say are continuing poor levels ofpay and appalling working conditions, says a Nursing Times survey. Over 94 percent of around 1,200 readers taking part in a poll now believe it is right totake industrial action. Nursing Times 2 April 2002 Night work No one should work more than two night shifts in a row or they will be atrisk of causing accidents and making mistakes, delegates at a conference on howlack of sleep affects people’s lives have heard. Nottingham Trent Universitysenior lecturer in psychology Philip Tucker said the “least worst”option for night workers would be for them to work permanent nights. Nursing Standard 25 April 2002 BriefingOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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A technique for the examination of polar ice using the scanning electron microscope

first_imgThe microstructure and location of impurities in polar ice are of great relevance to ice core studies. We describe a reliable method to examine ice in the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Specimens were cut in a cold room and could have their surfaces altered by sublimation either before (pre-etching) or after (etching) introduction to the cryo-chamber of the SEM. Pre-etching was used to smooth surfaces, whilst etching stripped away layers from the specimen surface, aiding the location of particles in situ, and allowing embedded structures to be revealed. X-ray analysis was used to determine the composition of localized impurities, which in some cases had been concentrated on the surface by etching. Examining uncoated surfaces was found to be advantageous and did not detract from qualitative X-ray analysis. Imaging uncoated was performed at low accelerating voltages and probe currents to avoid problems of surface charging.last_img read more

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Mathematics and Statistics, Lecturer of Mathematics (Two Openings), Non-Tenure Track

first_imgLocation CodeMATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (02114A) Job TitleMathematics and Statistics, Lecturer of Mathematics (TwoOpenings), Non-Tenure Track Working ConditionsNone The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related fieldat the time of appointment. Candidates for the position mustclearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching andhave a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarshipand student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Job Number85TBD Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Open Date11/23/2020 Position Number Open Until FilledYes Qualifications Close Date The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Artsand Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invitesapplications for two full-time, non-tenure track positions at therank of Lecturer, for academic year 2021-22, with the possibilityof renewal thereafter. The department seeks applicants withexpertise in mathematics. The successful candidate will be joininga department with more than 35 full-time faculty members, over 380majors and minors across 7 undergraduate programs in mathematics,statistics and data science, and 2 graduate programs. For moreinformation about the department, please visit its website athttps://www.luc.edu/math/index.shtml.This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.Lecturers are expected to teach a 4-4 load of introductory andadvanced courses and perform service, such as mentoring underservedpopulations, at the department, college, and universitylevels. Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Organizational LocationPROVOST Physical DemandsNone Job CategoryUniversity Facultycenter_img Duties and Responsibilities Number of Vacancies2 Job TypeFull-Time Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Department NameMATHEMATICS Position TitleMathematics and Statistics, Lecturer of Mathematics (TwoOpenings), Non-Tenure Track Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement onteaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ).Additionally, applicants should submit all application materials,including letters of recommendation, to http://www.mathjobs.org. Atleast one of the letters should address teachingqualifications.Candidates may forward additional materials related to teachingexcellence and samples of scholarly publications to:Brian Seguin, Ph.D., Search Committee [email protected] of applications will begin on Jan 11, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related fieldat the time of appointment. Candidates for the position mustclearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching andhave a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarshipand student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Posting Details Position Details Special Instructions to Applicants FLSA StatusExempt Position End Date Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14557last_img read more

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IS IT TRUE FEBRUARY 20, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE that what these Russians were actually indicted for was a) being a foreign national and trying to influence American elections, b) they failed to register as required of disruptive foreigners under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and c) they did not report their funding sources to the Federal Election Commission?…that is all they are charged with?…there is someone else who has admitted to doing all three of those things and he is not under indictment?…that Christopher Steele who compiled the Trump dossier for Fusion GPS is a foreign national who was paid by the DNC, the FBI, and the Clinton campaign through the firm of PerkinesCoie failed to register or disclose his funding too?…his objective just as the 13 Russians was to tamper with the minds of Americans in a way that would impact their decisions on voting?…this is the same thing that the Russians are going to trial for?…there is also the inconvenient truth that many Americans intentional aided and abetted Mr. Steele in addition to paying him to write a partially fabricated dossier on foreign soil to disrupt our election?…we hope to see justice served equally on this foreign collusion matter?IS IT TRUE if the current members of City Council are serious about reducing the multi-million dollar deficit facing the Employee Health Care fund this year they could pay for their own Healthcare program through a private insurer?IS IT TRUE that it been alleged that the speech given by the 8th Congressional District candidate Dr. Richard Moss at the Vanderburgh County Republican Party breakfast was video in its entirety?IS IT TRUE when a business is having major budget shortfalls they make serious budget cuts?  …when our City Council is experiencing major budget shortfalls challenges they just give themselves a raise?IS IT TRUE when a business has major financial challenges they cut their operating budget?  …when our city has a major financial problem they raise taxes?IS IT TRUE if the current members of City Council are serious about reducing the multi-million dollar deficit facing the Employee Health Care fund this coming budget year they could request that all individuals who serve on Board and Commissions be dropped from receiving City of Evansville sponsored Hearth Care benefits?IS IT TRUE if the Evansville City Council would take away their own city-subsidized  Employees Health Care plan from the proposed 2019 city budget this would save the City many thousands of dollars?IS IT TRUE its time for the Evansville City Council to consider amending the “per meeting stipend policy” in order to be fair and equable to all individuals serving on part-time Boards and Commissions? …we are told some members serving on Evansville Boards and Commissions are being paid a stipend between $300 to $7,000 annually? …some individuals are receiving a per meeting stipend of $25 to $50  per meeting for serving on part-time Boards and Commissions? … many people that are serving on part-time Boards and Commissions appointed by City Council are receiving nothing?IS IT TRUE that all Americans have seen massive increases in their health care cost over the last several years? …20% to 30% yearly increases in health care costs are commonplace? … according to a conservative city council member, this might be the case for projected increases in health care costs for Evansville City Employees in 2019?IS IT TRUE the if average age of the city employees is approximately 53?  …if nearly 45% are significantly overweight?  … if 55% have high blood pressure and 30% have high sugar levels (national average is 22%)?  …if 43% of city employees have high cholesterol levels and 38% are smokers these could be some of the reasons why the City of Evansville Employees Health Care fund costs are increasing by leaps and bounds annually?IS IT TRUE it looks like the future budgetary time bomb concerning the projected increases in the 2019 Health Care budget costs is because the City of Evansville is self-insured?IS IT TRUE a Republican member of the Evansville City Council recently stated that the current city’s budget problems were caused by the bad spending practices of the Weinzapfel administration?  …we wonder why he didn’t make reference to the bad spending habits of the Wienecke administration?Todays “Readers Poll” question is:  Do you feel that Congressman Buschon should have treated Dr. Moss with more respect during and after his speech?Copyright 2015 City-County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Georgia State 4-H Council

first_imgGeorgia 4-H students from across the state met at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia, June 26-28 to learn more about what it means to be an American with the right to vote. The students also elected a new crop of student-leaders for the state’s largest youth organization, annually serving more than six million youths.Each Georgia county sent voting delegates to the statewide event to elect a president, vice president, district representatives and two at-large representatives.Formally called “Georgia 4-H State Council,” the weekend of events centering on citizenship has been held since 1959, when then-Georgia 4-H Leader Harald Darden created the program. During an official citizenship ceremony held the last day, senior 4-H members pledged to become engaged Americans, to vote and to make a difference in their communities.Following the ceremony, former Washington County 4-H’er and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal addressed the group.“I have fond memories of Rock Eagle and of 4-H. It’s where I discovered a little bit about who I am and who I could be,” said Deal, who, as a 4-H’er, grew 135 bushels of corn on an acre plot in the corn demonstration competition. “You never leave 4-H, by the way. And there’s always a way for you to still be a part of Georgia 4-H.”Deal encouraged the group of young Americans to remember, “democracy is our way of protecting liberty.”“It will be in your hands to protect the freedoms that our forefathers gave us,” Deal said. “We are Americans. We’ve had problems in our history that we’ve overcome. We have to stop focusing on what makes us different and concentrate on what makes us the same.”Georgia State 4-H Leader Arch Smith also encouraged the students to “live the ideals that our forefathers built this country on.”“If you work hard and do the right thing, you will have a good life,” said Smith, who first participated in the ceremony in the 1970s as a Georgia 4-H’er in Warren County.“I would say that the citizenship ceremony is one of the highlights of the 4-H year for me, personally,” he said. “It is a reminder to all who participate to value our freedom and voting rights, which allow Americans to participate in our governance.”The newly elected Georgia 4-H State Board members are Ben Lord, of Ben Hill County, president; Elizabeth Hanson, of Pike County, vice president; Maggie Plott, of Union County, state representative; Zach Tellano, of Hart County, state representative; Trent Whisenant, of Murray County, state representative; Mackinzie Wurst, of Clarke County, Northeast District representative; Carrianna Simmons, of Spalding County, Northwest District representative; Julie Bacon, of Tattnall County, Southeast District representative; and Ben Murray, of Berrian County, Southwest District representative.To learn more about the Georgia 4-H program, go to Georgia4H.org.last_img read more

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Beer Blog: Yazoo Hefeweizen and Family Traditions

first_imgTraditionI’m a firm believer in tradition, particularly during the Holidays. For several years, I lived on the other side of the country, 2,000 miles away from my family. My Thanksgiving/Christmas tradition consisted of going for a long trail run in the morning, then eat a giant shrimp ring and drink martinis until the day faded to black.Traditions are important. But it’s also important that they evolve. We started a new Thanksgiving tradition this week that involved a massive family kickball tournament, unofficially sponsored by Yazoo Hefeweizen. My kids are 5—the perfect age to start developing wicked kickball skills. Their tiny little legs can’t get the ball over the bushes for a homerun, but they have a true passion for the sport. And talking trash, which is an often overlooked aspect of kickball.As for the beer—it was an out of left field choice at the beer store, but I’m convinced it was the perfect beer to get us through 12 hours of heavy eating and bloody kickball. Most people tend to opt for dark, malty beers during the Holidays (think imperial stouts, pumpkin porters and such), but you can only knock back one, maybe two of those rich beers before they start competing with the turkey and stuffing for space in your belly. And have you ever tried to steal third after downing an imperial bourbon stout?The Yazoo Hefe, on the other hand, is light and effervescent. It’s 5% ABV, tangy and a little bit fruity. It’s a marathon beer. You can pitch a full game of kickball with a bottle of this in your hand and still roll strikes. Then you can take that beer inside and sip it throughout a gravy-laden feast without missing a step. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a true Holiday Beer.Here’s to new traditions.And to the breweries out there, our family kickball team is currently looking for a title sponsor.last_img read more

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Lanier Lap: 100-Hour Paddle

first_imgHow do you take care of your hands for 100 hours of paddling? Paddling multiple times a week four hours at a time; rock climbing because of the grip strength and core work; running for high intensity cardio cross training.  I’ve also been sleeping in an altitude tent. The only other person to have circumnavigated Lake Lanier was Dana Richardson, as part of her push for pancreatic cancer awareness. It took her 9 months to do it because she was doing it incrementally.  I’m going to try to get that down to 5 days. Circumnavigating around the shoreline of a lake is tricky.  I had to try to define something that made speed records comparable and fair, and ran it through a number of paddling groups to vet them out.  How have you been training?  Lake Lanier has the longest shoreline of all the lakes exclusively in Georgia.  I’ve lived in the Atlanta area since 2005, and there’s a point of pride for me that comes with being a Georgian and all of our natural resources and wilderness recreation opportunities.  Being an avid adventurer, I’ve spent a lot of time flatwater paddling on Lake Lanier. It’s kind of a home within my home. How will you handle sleep deprivation?  Where do you find energy or inspiration? What is especially challenging about Lake Lanier?  Missing turns. At night it’s incredibly easy to miss an inlet.   I’ve stayed awake for over 40 or so hours continuously, and while exercising. But the key difference there was I had people with me.  When you are paddling on a dark lake at night and the water is glass, the rhythmic rocking is quite the siren’s call. I do suspect I’ll be taking naps on the shoreline—maybe 2-3 hours a night over the course of the 5 days. Have there ever been similar lake circumnavigations? It’s more of a general theme that suffering both reveals and improves upon character. If you really to want to get to know someone, go through something soul-crushingly hard with them. It will reveal who they are. Every now and then, you should get to know yourself in the same way. Josh Forester is attempting a record-setting 400-mile, 100-hour paddle around Georgia’s largest lake What are you most nervous about? What are some of the unknowns? Years of adventure racing has taught me that things not going your way is part of life. I kind of live with that expectation to begin with, and I’m never disappointed. But sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised by the good things that happen.  So I guess I just choose different things to notice. What are your go-to foods and drinks? I don’t know. I’ve not paddled that long before. It is literally ten times longer than the longest paddle I had ever done. I’m one of those crazy endurance athlete types. So I suppose we have to wait and see. I’m sure some gross photos will come out of it. Any quotes or mantras that you rely on? Vanilla Ensure Plus.  So good with oatmeal creme pies. last_img read more

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Trick or treating tomorrow? You’ll want to check out how this house will be hosting!

first_imgAfter a week, she made a skelton themed ramp where she and her family can slide candy down, so they can participate by still “handing out” candy, but from a far, safe distance. Concerns about how to have a safe but fun trick or treating experience have been on the top of parent’s minds. Jessy Stafford and her family love celebrating Halloween and this year they said it would be no different. But she knew given the current state of the pandemic that she’d have to get creative. She is also putting out hand sanitizer in order to promote more safety measures. You can stop by the house which is on Brownell Ave. anytime tomorrow up until 9 p.m.center_img And that’s what she did. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Halloween will look a little different this year. She said her three-year-old son is thrilled, adding that he loves to see the costumes and she is excited to be able to celebrate with him, hoping that no matter how kids and parents show up, they will put a smile on people’s faces.last_img read more

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Report: China had human H5N1 case in late 2003

first_imgJun 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A 24-year-old Beijing man died of H5N1 avian influenza in November 2003, nearly two years before China reported any human H5N1 cases to the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Chinese scientists writing in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.The letter has renewed speculation about how many H5N1 cases might have been missed or not reported in China, especially before late 2005, according to news services.And in an unusual twist, the New England Journal said the authors asked that the letter be withdrawn, but the issue had already been published. The authors did not explain why they wanted to withdraw the letter, but the journal was investigating, according to an editor’s note on the journal’s Web site.News reports said the request to withdraw the article was sent in an e-mail message yesterday morning. Karen Pederson, a spokeswoman for the journal, could not speculate why the scientist made the request, according to the Associated Press (AP).The letter says the man’s illness originally was thought to be severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which was emerging in China in late 2003. Also, the H5N1 strain identified in the case was found to share characteristics with H5N1 viruses from poultry in widely scattered parts of China and even in Japan.The earliest human H5N1 case in mainland China included by the WHO in its current global case count occurred in October 2005. The WHO launched that count in early 2004, shortly after cases began cropping up frequently.However, in February 2003, H5N1 infection was confirmed in two members of a Hong Kong family who had fallen ill while visiting mainland China (see link to CIDRAP News story below). The first known human H5N1 cases occurred in Hong Kong in 1997. The virus did not surface again in people until 2003.Report surprises WHOWHO officials were reported to be surprised by today’s report, which came from eight scientists at four different Beijing medical facilities.”We will formally request the Ministry of Health to clarify this” and why it has taken more than 2 years for the results to be announced, said Roy Wadia, WHO spokesman in China, as quoted in an AP story yesterday.In a Canadian Press story yesterday, Wadia said, “We would certainly want much more information as to exactly what happened, who this case was, what the possible source of infection was, where he was infected, the treatment—all the standard questions.””It raises questions as to how many other cases may not have been found at the time or may have been found retrospectively in testing,” he told Bloomberg news in a story today.A New England Journal editor, Lindsey R. Baden, MD, could not explain the delay in reporting this case but suspected it took the Chinese scientists time to realize they had a novel H5N1 strain and sequence the virus, the AP story said.”It’s to be praised that they are doing this kind of work and sharing it,” he told the AP.Case was suspected to be SARSIn the letter, the scientist wrote, “Because the clinical manifestations were consistent with those of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and occurred when sporadic cases of SARS were described in southern China,” samples from the patient were tested for the SARS coronavirus. All the tests were negative.The authors cultured a virus from a sample of the patient’s lung and identified it as an H5 avian flu virus. “The genomic sequence of the virus (A/Beijing/01/2003) was determined, and its eight segments were genetically related most closely to corresponding sequences of influenza A (H5N1) viruses that had been isolated from chickens in various regions in China in 2004,” the letter states.Specifically, the segments were most closely related to corresponding segments of H5N1 viruses from Guangdong province (in southeastern China), Jilin province (northeastern China), Hubei province (mideastern China), and Japan.”These findings,” the scientists write, “suggest that influenza A/Beijing/01/2003 may be a mixed virus.”The authors suggest that their findings have important implications for selecting viruses to use in an H5N1 vaccine. “The genetic distance between the isolate reported and the strain currently proposed for vaccine development (A/Vietnam/1203/2004) implies that viruses from different regions may need to be considered in the development of an effective vaccine against influenza A virus,” they conclude.A similar conclusion was reached by the authors of a massive phylogenetic analysis of H5N1 strains from Hong Kong and mainland China, reported earlier this year (see link to February CIDRAP News story below).Commenting on the letter, the WHO’s Wadia told Reuters, “It reinforces what we have known for a very long time, which is that the H5N1 virus has been in the environment of this part of the world for a while, and it’s therefore not surprising that you would have these sort of cases.”He added, “In fact, WHO said in February 2004, when China was awash in poultry outbreaks at the time, that it would not be inconceivable that there could be sporadic human cases on the Chinese mainland that may not have been tracked or confirmed.”The eight authors of the letter work at the State Key Laboratory of Pathogens and Biosecurity, the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, the 309th Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army, and the Beijing Genomics Institute, all in Beijing.Zhu Q-Y, Qin E-D, Wang W, et al. Fatal infection with influenza A (H5N1) virus in China (letter). N Engl J Med 2006 Jun 22;354(25):2731-2 [Full text]See also:Mar 13, 2003, CIDRAP News story: “WHO issues alert over atypical pneumonia outbreaks in Asia”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/other/sars/news/atypneumo.htmlFeb 10, 2005, CIDRAP News story: “Report depicts China as launching pad for avian flu”last_img read more

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