Prospects for the spread of AIDS

"All of our efforts is no longer enough, the epidemic is out of control," — said Peter Piot, head of the "Anti-AIDS", established by the United Nations. According to the UN report, the world has 50 million people living with AIDS or infected with HIV. OnlyAfrica This year died of AIDS 2.3 million. But it's not all bad news. This sharp increase in the incidence occurred not because of Africa. In contrast, in some African regions, especially sub-Saharan Africa, have managed to stabilize the situation. But in other regions of the deadly disease fell on fertile ground and threatens

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In the east — the glow of fires

Society The Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the fires are burning in the Bryansk region near the border with Belarus and Ukraine, which have been contaminated with radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986. Transferring these areas fires may cause radiation emission to the atmosphere.Particularly worried in the neighboring district of Bryansk Dobrush. Here is an unprecedented drought. Over the past summer, in no little sensitive precipitation. The heat on the vine dies about a quarter sown corn.

In Dobrush district, like the rest of the Gomel region, emergency services and forest guards have moved round the

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Discovered a dangerous virus that can be transmitted from monkey to man

Scientists have identified a new virus that caused the outbreak of a deadly pneumonia among monkeys at the California Primate Research Center, and found that it can be transmitted to humans and further between people, according to an article published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.

In May 2009, the California National Primate Research Center (California National Primate Research Center — CNPRC) outbreak galloping pneumonia, accompanied by hepatitis in South American monkeys — red jumpers (Callicebus cupreus). In 23 of the 65 monkeys developed pneumonia and hepatitis, and 19 of them, despite treatment, died or were euthanized. One of the center's

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30 Years of AIDS — from a sentence of hope

Society 30 years ago, scientists discovered the AIDS virus. Today the pandemic had announced a major threat to mankind. The greatest increase in incidence is now observed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. At UN headquarters in New York, opened an international high-level meeting on the problem of AIDS.

To date from around the world died of AIDS 30 million people, another 35 million are living today are infected. But there is a lot of progress in the fight against this disease. If 30 years ago, the diagnosis of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) a death sentence, it is now starting

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