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How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php The coronavirus outbreak may seem reminiscent of past global epidemics like SARS, MERS, swine flu, and the Zika virus. We looked at the data to see how those epidemics compare to the new coronavirus. While some of those examples were deadlier than the coronavirus, they were far more limited […]
How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics
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How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history

Pandemics have afflicted civilizations throughout human history, with the earliest known outbreak occurring in 430 BC during the Peloponnesian War. Many of these pandemics have had significant impacts on human society, from killing large percentages of the global population to causing humans to ponder larger questions about life. Here are […]
How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history
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China uses AI, facial recognition, and blockchain to monitor its farms — but it still can’t stop the gruesome swine fever that will leave 200 million pigs dead

Many Chinese tech firms are equipping the country’s farms with artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and blockchain technologies to monitor their pigs’ health. But none of this has managed to curb the biggest epidemic facing Chinese farms today – the outbreak of the African swine flu, a gruesome and deadly disease […]
China uses AI, facial recognition, and blockchain to monitor its farms — but it still can’t stop the gruesome swine fever that will leave 200 million pigs dead
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Why You Should Never Kiss A Pig At The County Fair

[credit provider=”Flickr Alex E. Proimos” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/6073731653/”] Some prize pigs at Ohio’s county fairs may have a dark secret.Two months ago, a 61-year-old Ohio woman died after catching a new strain of swine flu.
Why You Should Never Kiss A Pig At The County Fair
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Scientists Discover A Scary-Looking New Swine Flu Virus

[credit provider=” C. S. Goldsmith and A. Balish, CDC”] An influenza virus isolated from Korean pigs is deadly and transmissible by air in ferrets, which are used as stand-ins for humans when studying the disease.This particular virus is likely not a grave threat to humans, said study researcher Richard Webby, […]
Scientists Discover A Scary-Looking New Swine Flu Virus
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Swine Flu Is Spreading In Indiana

[credit provider=”Nicholas Valentin via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_valentin_murphy/3480535682/”] Swine flu is spreading in Indiana, with human cases rising tenfold in a week, state public health officials said on Wednesday, confirming 113 people are infected and saying they expect to see more.The total confirmed cases of the Influenza A variant virus that has […]
Swine Flu Is Spreading In Indiana
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Swine Flu Killed 15 Times More People Than We Thought

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Swine_flu_in_Kazakhstan_%282009%29.jpg”] How many people did swine flu kill during the H1N1 pandemic a few years back? If you answered 18,500, you’d be — excuse the pun — dead wrong. By at least 133,000 deaths.Researchers from the centres for Disease Control have upped their estimate of the number of […]
Swine Flu Killed 15 Times More People Than We Thought