Cholera bacterium is becoming more lethal

In a series of mutations causative agent can cause longer epidemics with high mortality The bacterium that causes cholera, has undergone in recent years, a number of changes, which have resulted in a much more dangerous. As a result, one of the mutations is "learned" to hit already been ill and people with immune system. A second mutation led to increased lethality of the agent: earlier mortality was less than 1%, and now it fluctuates at around 5%. Both mutations occurred in the last 20 years, writes NEWSru.com.

Experts believe that in light of the changed properties of the bacteria

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Wars and epidemics nothing compared to logging

Mongol conquests (1200-1380) and the conquest of America by Europeans (1519-1700) had the same effect on the global carbon cycle, as well as the modern demand for fuel. But the "Black Death" (1347-1400) and the fall of China's Ming Dynasty (1600-1650) proved to be too short events to the global carbon budget noticed them.

But both — nothing compared to the deforestation!

"The common belief is that the human impact on climate began with the large-scale use of fossil fuels in the era of the industrial revolution is wrong," — emphasizes the study's author Julia Pongratz of the Carnegie

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To Australia again goes big water, fear of epidemics in Brazil

A new wave of floods in Australia: their homes leaving residents of Kerang in Victoria. The water level in the rivers is increasing by the hour. Already flooded hundreds of homes. Water rises to the power station, so that no light can stay 50 thousand. Floods in Australia have been going on for several weeks. Most of them suffered Queensland: flooded three-quarters of its territory, 30 people were killed and at least ten missing. Grows and the number of flood victims in Brazil. In the list of the dead more than seven hundred people. Damage exceeded half

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Abnormal processes in the Earths crust — as the cause of mass death of animals, and global climate change. Independent investigation

The news began to appear frequently reported unexplained mass deaths of birds and marine life (aquatic). On the Internet, there were even drawn up maps enthusiasts.

As a possible cause of death of the birds in the press often predlagayutsya such as:

1. "Fireworks." It is unlikely in itself and in the past has never caused a massive loss.

2. "Blunt impact". In the same series, where have you seen the bird several hundreds rushed to the car and even at the same time in different countries? Obviously, injuries are the result of falling and hitting the ground perhaps

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In Haiti, the cholera epidemic continues to rage: 3333 persons died already

The number of victims of the cholera epidemic raging in Haiti since October, was 3333 persons, RIA "Novosti" on Friday. These data led the Ministry of Health of Haiti. In the previous report of the local Health Ministry said about 2,707 dead.

According to authorities, in Haiti on December 31, more than 150 thousand cases of cholera. Experts of the World Health Organization to the United Nations predicts that in the next year the number of cases of cholera in Haiti may reach 400 thousand.

The report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, watching the situation in

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Discovered in Ukraine ASF virus threatens neighboring land

Measures taken by the Ukrainian authorities to temporarily halt the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine, but the virus has taken a strong position in the Caucasus and threaten neighboring territories, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

"In addition to the other regions of Ukraine nearest countries such as Moldova, Kazakhstan and Latvia, which are bred in the household or the family farm a large number of pigs and have the very low level of biological protection, are also at increased risk of infection," — said in a release.

In this regard, national and local authorities

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Forces did not cancel instructions in 1980 to prevent the ASF

The Supreme Court (SC) of the Russian Federation on Monday refused to cancel the instructions of Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR to prevent African swine fever, in effect since 1980, reported rape in court.

Thus, the court dismissed the slaughterhouse "Kalachevsky" demanding the abolition of the document as obsolete.

The reason for the court served a situation where in the Volgograd region to address the governor from March 13, 2012 has been placed under quarantine in relation to identifying the source of the disease. At the same time, the head of the region allowed the export from the field

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Climate change will lead to more severe flu epidemic

How scientists think, further climate change will have a major impact on the prevalence and duration of influenza illness in humans. Epidemics will be more long-lasting, intense and will start earlier than usual.

This conclusion was reached after researchers analyze information on the origin, course and nature of the waves of the disease during the period 19997-98 years. and up to date. Data on influenza were imposed on the data on climate patterns, recorded in certain parts of the planet in the same time period. It turned out that the flu epidemic was more severe than had been

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Floods can affect about 15 animal burial

Severe floods, which are expected this year in a number of subjects of the federation may affect about 15 anthrax burial, no threat of erosion, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative of the center "Antistikhia" Russian Emergency Ministry.

In the Russian Federation are more than 100,000 anthrax cattle burial, including about 400 in the Arctic. The ability of anthrax spores in the soil for a long time (over 50 years) leads to the formation of persistent pockets of soil, which creates a real threat of epizootics and epidemics. This pathogen is considered the main biological agent of bioterrorism striking,

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Air pollution in China

Leading expert on respiratory diseases in the country, warns of the consequences that may be, if the government of China will not be able to control the level of smog. Air pollution in China will be the biggest threat to the health of the population.

Lung cancer, heart disease, the number of these diseases is increasing, and with time the number of cases will continue to increase due to the large amount of emissions factories, exhaust, cigarette smoke, said Zhong Nanshan, president of the Chinese Medical Association.

Despite the fact that air pollution in China is growing, government data show

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