SARS-like coronavirus possibly found in New York | Vaccine News Daily

CDC Should investigate and now! Nurses at St. Luke’s hospital in New York claimed on Saturday that there are several cases of a new SARS-like virus in the hospital’s ICU.

This is one of many new reports of the coronavirus.  Most notably, there has been a recent outburst of the novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, which is believed to be a close relative to the cases in New York.

Novel coronavirus, also known as nCoV and Saudi SARS, is a new type of coronavirus that was discovered in 2012. Saudi SARS is closely related to the more famous SARS, which has been labeled Hong Kong SARS to avoid confusion, and is believed to have originated with an unknown animal species.

SARS works by evading the innate immune responses and disrupting interferon production in the cells. The result is a severe acute pneumonia, which can eventually lead to renal failure and death.

The nurses at St. Luke’s believe the cases are misdiagnosed and that these patients in the ICU are, in fact, infected with this new, deadly virus. One of the nurses who spoke out about this potential outbreak is now hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.

Though the hospital has not confirmed or denied any of the rumors, an online message board believes it is merely a case of influenza B. The nurses continue to dispute this.

via SARS-like coronavirus possibly found in New York | Vaccine News Daily.

Study: Pest control method for dengue mosquitoes 96 percent effective | Vaccine News Daily

Scientists from Oxitec partnered with Moscamed and the University of Sao Paulo to carry out field studies of Oxitec’s sterile genetically engineered OX513A mosquitoes against dengue mosquitoes. In 6 months a 96 percent reduction in the wild mosquito population was seen and the decrease was sustained for an additional 7 months thereafter.

via Study: Pest control method for dengue mosquitoes 96 percent effective | Vaccine News Daily.

Would love to believe this could be effective in long run but it cannot. Dengue and mosquitoes are not just “pests” or accidents of nature. They serve a purpose. When humans disrupt the environment or move into territory that favors the growth of mosquitoes that carry dengue, humans get sick. We need to understand its role and how to keep us in balance and them as well.

Brownie, Cookie, and Other Food Mixes Recalled for Salmonella | Food Safety News

Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colorado is recalling all lots of several types of food mixes, including: Basic Brownie Mix, Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, Sausage Style Quick Mix, Chocolate Cookie Mix, Lemon Muffin Mix, English Scone Mix, Basic Cookie Mix (25 lb. bag), Basic Muffin Mix (25 lb. bag), Basic Scone Mix (25 lb. bag), because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella,

via Brownie, Cookie, and Other Food Mixes Recalled for Salmonella | Food Safety News.

The Day in Gun Violence – NYTimes.com

A man was shot in the leg by someone in a passing car as he walked down a Jacksonville, Fla., street Monday afternoon. After the shooting, the victim hobbled down Plymouth Street to the Sunrise Food Store, where the manager told him not to get blood in the store and to wait outside for an ambulance. It was the second shooting in the neighborhood in three days.

via The Day in Gun Violence – NYTimes.com.

Species Reintroduction: First Wisent Born in the Wild in Germany – SPIEGEL ONLINE

After being released into the wild in Germany just last month, a herd of wisents has welcomed its first calf. The first European bison to be born free in Germany in centuries has been named “Quintus,” and appears to be healthy.

via Species Reintroduction: First Wisent Born in the Wild in Germany – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

CENSORED NEWS: Tohono O’odham and Arizona police stalk human rights activists

While the ATF was smuggling AK47s to the cartels in Mexico, violent crime soared, and Tucson schools were closing for lack of funds, Tucson police were spending enormous sums of money stalking human rights activists, according to a new report.

Tohono O’odham Police assisted Arizona police spying on Tohono O’odham and Navajo activists. For Tohono O’odham police, this is the latest in exposures of how the police department stalks human rights activists in an attempt to oppress and silence them.

Phoenix police used an online police analyst, Brenda Dowhan, to stalk activists on Facebook and social media, according to the report, Dissent or Terrorism, How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.

via CENSORED NEWS: Tohono O’odham and Arizona police stalk human rights activists.