The scientists announced on April 3 that the H7N9 virus is troubling because it can generate no symptoms in poultry while seriously sickening humans. Dr. Masato Tashiro, a WHO scientist studying the virus’ genetic data, says the virus also appears to have mutated into a form that enables it to more easily infect animals such as pigs, meaning they could serve as hosts that spread the virus more widely among humans. “We speculate that when [...]
New H7N9 Might Spread Silently Among Poultry Without Notice. In Other Words… Birds Have No Symptoms. Yikes!
The Zhejiang provincial department of health has announced that the third man in China has died from the H7N9 virus. The disclosure of the third death comes only days after Chinese authorities announced the first three known cases of humans infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus on Sunday. The total number of people infected with H7N9 in China has risen to nine. The death was a 38-year-old man who died on March 27 in [...]
Got Flu? Get App! The Word of App Technology Comes to Your Aid When Your Are Ill…There’s An App For That!
Well it turns out that Apps can do a lot more than keep your company while you are laying in your sick bed….they can give you medical advice! And as flu season heats up, an app may help diagnosis you! For a medical app that covers a plethora of icky illnesses, WebMD is probably your best bet (free for iPhone, iPad and Android). It’s jammed with data, and can present it to you in a [...]