In 2020, a terrible virus attacks the human race

Pandemics (epidemics, only on a much larger scale) flu will now happen in the world twice as often. This reduction in time intervals between mass attacks infections director of Institute of Influenza, Oleg Kiselyov.

"Projected contraction cycles between pandemics — the time interval between them can be from 7 to 12 years, although was previously 20 years", — quotes Kisileva RIA "Novosti". The next influenza pandemic, according to him, the world will be covered in 2020. What kind of virus attacks the human race is unknown.

However, for each sample of the virus that scientists have a special passport,

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Kazakhstan: the attack of FMD is not completely repulsed

Paradoxically, but the desire to go to the international market of meat products has become an indirect cause of the outbreak of FMD in the area Urjar

This was discussed at the briefing on the Elimination of epidemics.

Today in the foci of infection removed all sick animals: 1137 head of cattle and 1886 — the flock. The last case of FMD was registered on 5 January. Now Urjar area quarantine. According to experts, if there is no new outbreaks have been registered, it will soon be removed. However, even after the quarantine area will be under special control for

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Scientists are trying to understand the causes of the medieval cooling

A new study by experts from the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA), claims that a mysterious cooling, marked on the planet centuries ago, was caused by a series of powerful volcanic eruptions that triggered the chain of a number of climatic fluctuations, particularly noticeable expansion of the polar ice caps. In the scientific literature, a cold snap in the Middle Ages is often referred to by experts as the Little Ice Age.

Climate scientists studied chemical deposits in the Arctic Circle, and analyzed a large number of soil, sediment, and came to the conclusion that the Little Ice Age

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More than 200 people a day ill with cholera in Haiti

The cholera epidemic that struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti in late 2010, has not ceased to this day: every day, sick with cholera in the country more than 200 people, deputy head of the Pan American Health Organization, John Andrus (Jon Andrus). Since October 2010, the Haiti cholera killed 7,000 people.

"This is one of the worst cholera epidemics of modern history" — quoted Andrus Friday channel Venezolana de Television.

The authorities of the island state fear that with the beginning of the rainy season, which will come in the near future, the number of cases has seriously

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In the Caspian appeared first time in many years there of measles

For the first time in 15 years in the infectious ward Kaspiysk enrolled patients infected with measles

At the central hospital Kaspiysk enrolled child infected with measles. This is the first case of the disease that is registered in the city over the past 15 years, the IA "Dagestan".

According to the head of the department of infectious Mugudina Mitarova hospital, the patient was given the necessary medical assistance.

"However, the disease is complicated by the fact that the child has been ill with pneumonia. Young patients need to be translated to the metropolitan hospital, "- said Mitar.

In this,

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Land will be left without birdsong

Birds are dying not only because of climate change, but also because of human activities. Environmental degradation in the world will lead to tragic consequences. Already started to disappear, many species of birds. The main causes of extinction of birds researchers call not only climate change and disease, but also the human factor. In South Asia has almost gone many species scavengers. They die from poisoning by drugs that farmers feed cattle. Biologists Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson of the World Center of Birds of Prey (USA) are a persistent struggle, trying to keep the population of vultures in Asia.

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In Russia took the swine flu

The first victim of the highly pathogenic influenza was a young man of 22 years. Doctors concerned: before swine flu hit only pensioners, women and children, but is now vulnerable to infection were young and healthy men. At the end of last week to the regional infectious diseases hospital in Krasnodar (Russia) was brought a young player who has been diagnosed with swine flu experts. It is reported that twenty-two years before this man had no serious illnesses. Doctors believe that a victim of swine flu it was because he was not vaccinated on time. At the time the

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Bacteria linked global network of genetic

Diagram showing the possible ways to exchange genes between bacteria: using viruses, extrachromosomal plasmid DNA, or simply through the DNA from dead cells (Figure Bryson Biomedical Illustrations).

Scientists have found 10,000 genes that bacteria communicate with each other regardless of the degree of kinship. Just as people share information through electronic means, the bacteria also are sharing useful genes. It is not at all hereditary ("tall") transfer of information in bacteria, as in humans, it can transmit some unrelated individuals. This phenomenon is called horizontal gene transfer, it is believed, is not only bacteria, but that they have

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The link between climate change and the crisis

Increasingly, the world's leading universities make sensational statements, the general meaning of which is to ensure that the world's disasters are directly linked to climate change. Bad weather leads to crop failure, crop failure to the economic downturn and the rise in prices, the economic crisis will inevitably face hunger and epidemics. Since, however, there is a connection between the weather and the global economic crisis?

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In Pakistan, the dengue epidemic swept nearly 10 thousand people

The number of dengue fever cases in Pakistan almost 10 thousand, a delegation of experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to help cope with the epidemic.

According to media reports, cases of dengue are marked throughout the country, but the most difficult situation in the north-eastern province of Punjab. Only the administrative capital of the province in Lahore were more than 8.7 thousand cases. In this case, 104 people in Pakistan have died of the disease.

WHO team that comes to Pakistan, should make recommendations on the spot, how to stop the epidemic. Experts

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