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Reuters reports “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a hand-held device capable of identifying counterfeit or substandard malaria drugs and has signed a letter of intent with Corning Inc to manufacture the product.” The device, CD-3, will be especially useful “in Africa and parts of...
The New York Times reports “The new strain of avian influenza that has infected more than 100 people in China in the last two months has, for the first time, been reported outside mainland China.” A Taiwanese citizen who travels to China frequently has been infected with the H7N9 avian virus that is...
Recent data indicates 92 human infections of the H7N9 strain of bird flu in China, with 17 of the cases fatal. A new article in Bloomberg News reports "U.S. hospitals are being urged to head off a spread of the new H7N9 avian influenza by looking out for people exhibiting flu-like symptoms who have...