By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A study’s recent finding about a plague that struck 1,500 years ago might seem arbitrary – except that it involves a resurrected pathogen whose secrets, pulled from ancient teeth, can help us understand our world’s emerging diseases.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – The new bird influenza spreading in China underscores the need for strong ties between veterinarians and human-health specialists, said Guy Palmer, director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University.
U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection (As of May 5, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) States # of laboratory confirmed cases Deaths Alabama 4 Arizona 17 California 49 Colorado 6 Connecticut 2 Delaware 20 Florida 5 Georgia 1 Idaho 1 Illinois 82 Indiana […]
Historian, author, and expert on the 1918 influenza pandemic Alfred W. Crosby, a former WSU faculty member, returns to campus after more than a 30-year hiatus to present a lecture on that deadly flu, the topic of the university’s first common reading book for freshmen. Crosby’s public presentation is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. […]
(Photo courtesy of U. S. Department of Agriculture) Will bird flu be the next human pandemic? In a few words, the answer is simply, “No one knows yet,” says Dr. Tim Moody, Public Health Officer, Whitman County. That’s because the specific virus causing what we call bird flu, or avian influenza, must undergo significant, specific mutations to […]
The threat of an influenza pandemic has health and safety officials worldwide on alert as they monitor and map cases of the newest virus (H5N1) in Southeast Asia and Europe. Ironically, WSU Pullman is experiencing a fairy-tale-like year in which (as of Jan 17) “not one case of common influenza” has been reported to Health […]