CDC Reports that Superbug NDM-1 Spread within a US-Based Hospital

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Yesterday, the CDC reported through its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the superbug NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1), which was first identified in patients two years ago, had been discovered in 13 patients in the USA alone, including two in which the infection spread within the same hospital.

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Mutated Protein Allows Flu’s Lethality in Some Patients

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The flu can be lethal in some patients, but benign in others. The reason that this is the way that flu infections work might be the cause of a protein, which might be mutated in patients who are more easily affected by the flu than others.

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H1N1 Influenza Virus

H1N1 Virus via wikipedia
H1N1 Virus via wikipedia

When I follow current events, I like to read Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s pages are usually updated pretty quickly on current news. For now, people and countries are taking precautionary measures. But everyone is worried about the fall, when the global pandemic could reach phase 6.