Warning for all Bandipur Forest Trekkers

Warning for all Bandipur Forest Trekkers

Warning for all Bandipur Forest Trekkers Risk of Kyasanur Forest Disease If you are going trekking in the Bandipur Forest in Karnataka State in India, better be sure to have plenty of protection against tick bites, e.g., tick repellent and adequate clothing. There has...
Return of H7N9 bird flu strain in China

Return of H7N9 bird flu strain in China

Return of H7N9 bird flu strain in China The first human case of avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong has just been reported. She is hospitalized and in critical condition. The patient was in Shenzhen last month, and had been in contact with poultry there. The Government...

Malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia

Malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia Nearly all the germs that infect us try to get around the treatments we use to defeat them. To battle the antibiotic, some bacteria will mutate or acquire genes from other bacteria to evade the antibiotic’s effects. When we do...

Return of the H7N9 flu virus

Return of the H7N9 flu virus Looks like the H7N9 avian flu virus might return in China. After the H7N9 influenza strain that caused many deaths in China disappeared over the summer, there is new concern that it may be coming back as winter weather approaches. A total...