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When travelers weren’t standing in never-ending airport lines this week, they were talking about the latest news on Avian Flu. The H7N9 strain has killed 22 people and infected more than 100 since late February, and now has been detected in a man in Taiwan, according to the New York Times’ Bree Feng and Denise Grady. That’s a mortality rate of…

As the Global Village has become more global than ever before, the number of expats has increased in recent years. Whether driven by overseas business assignments or an increasing number of retirees in search of a paradisiacal oasis, people are seeking to put down stakes in foreign lands. We recently wrote about the best health systems for expatriates. Now, comes…

The World Health Organization announced on Friday that details of the recent genetic research that resulted in more contagious bird flu strains would be released to the general public over the next few months.  The decision, made by leading bird flu and public health experts who met in Geneva last week, was against the objections of the United States.  Opposition…

This week, research scientists from the University of Wisconsin and Erasmus University in the Netherlands announced that they were suspending research on new, more contagious bird flu strains for at least the next 60 days. The announcement was in response to growing concerns that the genetically engineered strains already developed by these virologists could get into the hands of bioterrorists…

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Government announced on Tuesday that it had not only sponsored research to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to humans, but also implored two institutions who met with some success not to publish details of their findings. The concern, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci of…

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