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  • A brief, terrifying history of viruses escaping from labs: 70s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake

    04/12/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    National Post [Canada] / Slate ^ | April 11, 2014 | Martin Furmanski
    ....Virologists, using serologic and early genetic tests, soon began to suggest the cause of the reappearance was a laboratory escape of a 1949-50 virus, and as genomic techniques advanced, it became clear that this was true. By 2010, researchers published it as fact: “The most famous case of a released laboratory strain is the re-emergent H1N1 influenza-A virus which was first observed in China in May of 1977 and in Russia shortly thereafter.” The virus may have escaped from a lab attempting to prepare an attenuated H1N1 vaccine in response to the U.S. swine flu pandemic alert..... In 2007, Foot...
  • Brace yourself: The bacon shortage is coming

    04/09/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Don’t panic. Your prices will probably go up because the free market is awesome and capable of signaling where it needs the most bacon when, and to whom it is most valuable, so there won’t be full bacon stoppage. Or, bacon lines. Though if you were going to queue up for something, certainly that’d be it. A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or...
  • Angry mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea

    04/05/2014 7:43:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Reuters | April 4, 2014
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - An angry crowd attacked a treatment center in Guinea on Friday where staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were working to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, forcing it to shut down, a spokesman for the medical charity said.
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Ebola 'a regional threat' as contagion hits Guinea capital

    03/28/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies
    APF via Yahoo News ^ | 3/28/14 | Mouctar Bah
    Guinea's capital Conakry was on high alert on Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the sprawling port city of two million people. Eight cases have been confirmed in the capital, the Guinean health ministry said late Friday, including one fatality. All those infected have been put into isolation at the capital's biggest hospital to avoid the highly contagious virus from getting into the population.
  • CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable

    03/12/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 21 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | January 2014 | GM
    The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) is reporting that the mosquito borne illness, Chikungunya Fever, has the potential to be imported to the southern United States, areas with temperate climates and large mosquito vectors. Chikungunya Fever is a viral disease, a mosquito-borne pathogen, similar to Dengue Fever. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, the same type of mosquitoes that transmit the Dengue Fever Virus. Chikungunya Fever is endemic to Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. A large outbreak was reported in 2006-2007 in India, and several other countries in southeast Asia....
  • Pig virus expected to lead to higher pork prices

    03/10/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Missourian ^ | 03/10/2014 | AP
    A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some cases. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed 4 million to 5 million pigs nationwide, or about 4 percent of the pigs that would go to market later this year, The Joplin Globe reported. . . . . "We're adding 300 farms per week to the list of infected farms. I think most all will wind up with the disease," Plain said. "The average slaughter age is 6 months. So we will see the impact of...
  • Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

    03/05/2014 12:16:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 75 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 05,2014 | Gannon Burgett
    It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts.
  • 30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

    03/04/2014 5:37:31 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    business-standard ^ | March 4, 2014
    A large ancient virus that lied dormant in the Siberian permafrost for at least 30,000 years has sprung back to life after French scientists revived it in the laboratory. The virus, found buried 30m down in the frozen ground, poses no danger to humans or animals, but other viruses could be unleashed as the ground becomes exposed, scientists said. "This is the first time we've seen a virus that's still infectious after this length of time," said Professor Jean-Michel Claverie, from the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) at the University of Aix-Marseille in France. The pathogen, called Pithovirus sibericum,...
  • 'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies: Trustwave

    02/24/2014 11:07:49 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Finkle
    (Reuters) - Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The firm said it did not know how much digital currency was contained in the wallets.
  • Obama File Founder Targeted for Virus Attacks

    02/18/2014 8:14:40 AM PST · by Candor7 · 44 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 18Feb 2014 | Candor7
    Conservative Websites are being subjected to denial of service attacks and worm virus infection. In particular Freeper Beckwith is fighting this battle right this moment. The left is ginning up to limit free speech of Conservatives, treating them as they would terrorists, using sophisticated software likely provided by the Obama Campaign, with hacker research likely funded by Tax Payer dollars for Community Workers. Whether we win in November depends on our success in protecting our internet speech rights.If anyone has techniques which would protect from these attacks, including encryption or the use of alternate OS such as LINUX, and mirror...
  • Saudi Arabia reports 1 more death from new virus

    02/17/2014 12:20:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:01 AM EST
    Saudi Arabia says a Saudi man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 60 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. […] He was among four newly detected cases, bringing the number to 145 of people who have been infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia since September 2012, according to the (health) ministry. …
  • In California, Thousands Exposed to Measles

    02/13/2014 8:51:41 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 117 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 13 20124 | By JoNel Aleccia
    Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents may have been exposed to measles last week when an unvaccinated student at the Unversity of California, Berkeley, attended classes and rode the area's BART transit system. Public health officials in Contra Costa County, outside of San Francisco, said anyone riding BART from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7 during the morning or late evening commutes could have been exposed to the highly contagious respiratory virus. The young man in his 20s lives in the county and was confirmed to have measles on Wednesday. He was likely infected while traveling recently in Asia, health...
  • Healthcare.gov Contractor (and Close Russian Ally) Belarus Built Malware RIGHT INTO Obamacare Code

    02/04/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember when John McAfee warned us in November that anybody who signed up to the Obamacare site might have their bank account cleaned-out by hackers? The eccentric genius and former fugitive called the government website 'a hacker's wet dream', adding that there were 'NO safeguards' that would stop someone from starting a fake Obamacare website 'for a couple hundred dollars' that could 'empty your bank account' in hours.  McAfee added unambiguously that 'It's going to happen, and it's going to happen soon... nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this.'  And I thought he was just trying to sell...
  • China reports 10 new H7N9 human cases

    01/25/2014 7:08:58 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    ecns ^ | 01-25 | Li Yan
    Ten human H7N9 bird flu, 10 (additional) newly reported on Friday, one in Beijing, one in Guangdong, one in Fujian, and seven in Zhejiang. In the first (of these) in Beijing was confirmed to have contracted H7N9 had bought pigeons and ate them before being admitted to the hospital. A 34-year-old woman in Shenzhen City had contracted the virus. She is also in a critical condition. The health authorities in Guangdong's neighboring province of Fujian also announced that a 46-year-old female in to have been sicken by the H7N9 virus, is in a critical condition. In east China's Zhejiang Province,...
  • A first for me.. I need HELP, a free virus, pop-up, removal, protection..

    01/01/2014 10:42:51 AM PST · by carlo3b · 91 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Jan. 1 2014 | Carlo3b
    I am so sorry to take up space with such a stupid question, but my grandkids used my laptop, and computer over the Hollidays and must have picked up some tragic viruses on both of my computers.. I have downloaded Ccleaner, and Sophos Virus Remover, and some registry cleaner, but I still have problems with Pop-up, and slow.. HELP PLEASE!
  • aartemis virus

    12/01/2013 11:20:09 AM PST · by ex-snook · 11 replies
    active | unknown
    Anyone got cure for his virus?
  • Herpes Virus Found on Library Copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Two Belgian university professors recently decided to submit the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library to bacteriology and toxicology tests. Traces of cocaine were found on all 10 books...the scientists discovered traces of the herpes virus in the pages of the erotic tale Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • Execs Watching Porn a Leading Cause of Computer Viruses

    11/12/2013 7:05:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11/12/2013 | Chad Brooks
    While employees may get the brunt of the blame for security breaches, company leaders are doing their fair share of damage as well, a new study finds. Research from ThreatTrack Security revealed that 40 percent of security professionals found that a device used by a member of their company's senior leadership team had been infected by malware because of a visit to a pornographic website, and nearly 60 percent of the security professionals surveyed have cleaned malware from a device after an executive clicked on a malicious link or was duped by a phishing email. In addition, 45 percent of...
  • Crypto Locker Virus Takes Over Windows PCs With 'Ransomware'

    10/27/2013 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Windflier · 72 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 27 October 2013 | James Kosur
    The Crypto Locker virus is a new piece of “ransomware” that is said to be one of the worst viruses to ever infect Windows PCs. The virus takes over a computers files, encrypts them, and then holds the files ransom until a user pays to have them freed by clearing out the virus. The Crypto Locker virus is sent to users through emails that have innocent enough looking senders, such as UPS or FedEx. Once the file is installed a display pops up demanding upwards of $100 to restore a users important files. In same cases users have stated that...
  • Semi-VANITY : Prevention of New Virus sweeping the Interwebs: CryptoLocker

    10/26/2013 1:29:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    bleepingcomputer.com ^ | Oct 25, 2013 | Bleeping Computer
    Heads up and Prevention of New New Virus sweeping the Interwebs: CryptoLocker http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information PROBLEM: CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that was released around the beginning of September 2013. This ransomware will encrypt certain files using a mixture of RSA & AES encryption. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a CryptoLocker payment program that prompts you to send a ransom of either $100 or $300 in order to decrypt the files. This screen will also display a timer stating that you have 96 hours, or 4 days, to pay the ransom or it will delete your encryption...
  • vanity- Heads up interesting spearfishing scam(computer security)

    10/24/2013 8:22:36 PM PDT · by waynesa98 · 37 replies
    happened to me | 10/24/2013 | self
    So I get a private call, dead air for a few seconds, then the phone rings back to the caller. Indian accented man answers claiming my computer is infected with a virus, no company name nothing. So I ask which computer. a few meaningless back and forth. Ask me to google teamviewer.com, instead of just going to teamviewer.com. wanted access to my system, wouldn't tell me the virus. did an off line scan anyway. So note to selfs, do not let anyone your not 100% sure is legit connect to your system with teamviewer
  • Anyione else having IE problems today?

    10/20/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    me
    For some reason FR & Google are okay, but any other website, including small private sites, connect and then quickly disappear and I get a message that the tab has been recovered and immediately get the following message: We were unable to return you to yahoo.com.(or whatever) Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem. I ran into some of this yesterday, but it's definitely worse today.
  • The Obamacare implosion is worse than you think

    10/14/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2013 | Marc Thiessen
    Obamacare is imploding. But thanks to the government shutdown, everyone is talking about the implosion of the GOP instead. The shutdown drama has distracted from the fact that Obamacare’s debut is worse than many realize — and it threatens the fundamental viability of the law itself. The administration claims the Obamacare online exchanges crashed because the Web site got more than 8 million hits in the first week. Please. You know how many people visit Amazon.com every week? More than 70 million. The difference is: 1.) Amazon seldom crashes, and 2.) on Amazon, people actually buy something.
  • Health Officials To Watch For Muslim Pilgrims With SARS-Like Symptoms

    10/10/2013 12:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 10, 2013 12:04 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California doctors and health officials will be on the lookout for Muslim pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia with flu-like symptoms in the wake of a reported outbreak of a SARS-like virus in the Middle East, according to a report. L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding told the Los Angeles Times severe coughs or other similar symptoms could signal the arrival of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, to the Southland. While MERS-CoV has so far only been reported in the Mideast and Europe, doctors and emergency departments will be...
  • MERS spreads to Italy, kills 3 more in Saudi Arabia

    06/02/2013 8:20:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, June 2, 2013, 10:03 PM | Victoria Taylor /
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continues to spread. Health officials in Saudi Arabia have confirmed that three more people had died from the virus, ABC News reported. At least 38 cases have been reported in the country, and 24 of them have been fatal. Little is known about the rapidly-spreading viral respiratory illness, which first appeared in 2012. Before the recent Saudi cases, WHO was notified of at least 50 people instances of MERS, 30 of which were fatal. In addition to the recent one in Italy, clusters have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, the United...
  • New coronavirus potentially more deadly than SARS: researchers

    03/28/2013 3:43:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Global Post ^ | March 28, 2013 12: | Samantha Stainburn
    A new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East last fall could be deadlier than the SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed 774 people between 2002 and 2003, researchers from the University of Hong Kong said. Patients with the new virus experience multiple organ failure, which could explain its 65 percent mortality rate so far, the South China Morning Post reported. In contrast, 11 percent of the people who got SARS died. The first victims to die from the new virus were a Qatari man in a British hospital and a woman in Saudi Arabia, ABC News reported....
  • Virus Hangs Over Islamic Pilgrimage To Mecca

    10/09/2013 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 09, 2013 | Eryn Brown
    Virus Hangs Over Islamic Pilgrimage To Mecca Health officials in the U.S. will be on the alert for anyone returning from the Middle East with symptoms of MERS, a mysterious and potentially deadly illness. Laila Shifa, left, helps her daughter, Homaira Hamid, center, and husband Jahan pack in their Northridge apartment for their hajj pilgrimage. The couple are bringing face masks to help guard against the MERS virus, which has been detected in the Middle East. By Eryn Brown October 9 After they got married last year, Homaira and Jahan Hamid decided they would embark on the hajj pilgrimage to...
  • Axelrod Says Talk of Impeachment “Dangerous and Disloyal”

    08/24/2013 11:50:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn's suggestion that President Obama may be “perilously close to impeachment” elicited a harsh rebuke from Obama adviser David Axelrod. “Senator Coburn calls himself a friend of the President, but then stabs him in the back like some sort of latter day Brutus,” Axelrod complained. “His remarks are way out of bounds. They are dangerous and disloyal.” Axelrod mocked Coburn's credentials for criticizing the President. “What does an obstetrician know about the law?” he sarcastically wondered. “Every move the President has made has the full support of the nation's top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder. The...
  • Virus: Setup by Firseria

    08/21/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT · by exDemMom · 24 replies
    Self | 8/21/13 | Self
    I am using Google Chrome, which shows downloaded files at the bottom of the browsing window. A few minutes ago, I saw that a file had downloaded. The information on the file (taken from the delete file window) is this: Setup File description: Installer Application Company: Firseria File version: 1.0.0.1 Date created: 8/21/2013 12:10 PM Size: 193 KB Obviously, I know enough not to run the thing. I did a Google search on "Firseria installer application" and came up with results that I really cannot make any sense of, since they give a lot of technical data. However, at this...
  • computer hijack/locked help

    08/16/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 53 replies
    me ^ | 8-16-13 | turbozamboni
    never had this one. an ebay spoof? locked me up and says I need to pay to unlock due to some US code violation claim(BS) in the past I could do a system restore to an earlier date but it won't let me do that either. it bypassed AVG and I cannot get to my malwarebytes program via safe mode either. windows vista home premier is what I have
  • Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims over coronavirus

    07/14/2013 6:10:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2013 Last updated at 01:11 ET
    Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus. A list of requirements issued by the health ministry also tells elderly people or those with chronic diseases to postpone their pilgrimage. Thirty-eight people have died from the virus in Saudi Arabia
  • Virus Coaxes Man to Turn Himself in for Child Pornography

    07/28/2013 1:11:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 28, 2013 | Sean Fitzgerald
    A 21-year-old man turned himself in to Virginia police after receiving a pop-up message that led him to believe authorities had warrants on file for his child pornography use. Jay Matthew Riley, 21, of Woodbridge, Va., was charged, per Prince William County Police Department, with three counts of possession of child pornography, one count of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. The message Riley received claimed to be an "FBI warning," which informed him that child pornography had been identified on his computer, and instructed him to...
  • WHO sets up emergency committee on MERS virus

    07/05/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2013 | by Tom Miles
    The World Health Organization is forming an emergency committee of international experts to prepare for a possible worsening of the Middle East coronavirus (MERS), which has killed 40 people, WHO flu expert Keiji Fukuda said on Friday. Most of the cases of MERS so far have been in Saudi Arabia, which hosts millions of Muslim visitors every year for the annual haj pilgrimage. "We want to make sure we can move as quickly as possible if we need to," Fukuda told a news conference.
  • The Middle East Plague Goes Global (has a mortality rate of about 55%, 5x more lethal than SARS)

    06/29/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 62 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28/13 | Laurie Garrett, Maxine Builder
    A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous. When the Black Death exploded in Arabia in the 14th century, killing an estimated third of the population, it spread across the Islamic world via infected religious pilgrims. Today, the Middle East is threatened with a new plague, one eponymously if not ominously named the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV, or MERS for short). This novel coronavirus was discovered in Jordan in March 2012, and as of June 26, there have been 77...
  • WHO: New Virus Has Pandemic Potential (60% mortality -Haj pilgrims at greatest risk)

    06/14/2013 12:13:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 10, 2013
    The World Health Organization is asking health workers around the world to be on alert for symptoms of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. Monday's warning came as WHO officials ended a six-day investigation in Saudi Arabia, where 40 of the 55 cases of the respiratory disease have occurred. Sixty percent of those people with known infections died. The United Nations agency is concerned that the MERS virus might spread among pilgrims expected to visit holy sites in Saudi Arabia next month during Ramadan, or the millions more expected in October for the annual Hajj to Mecca. Officials...
  • Future of Obamacare? UK Man Waits Six Hours for Care as Virus Kills Him

    06/03/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/13 | Steven Ertelt
    With the implementation of Obamacare in full-swing, Americans are worried about the prospects of government-run health care. To see the damage centralized health care can do to patients, Americans need only look “across the pond” to England. There, the British government-run health care system — which pays for abortions with taxpayer funds and has been criticized for pushing euthanasia — is literally leaving patients needing lifesaving medical treatment to die. The London Daily Mail newspaper profiles Stewart Fleming, whose wife Sarah took a picture on her smartphone as he waited six agonizing hours for medical care and attention for a...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials detected virus on FR

    05/29/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT · by The Cajun · 109 replies
    Me
    Microsoft Security Essentials just detected about 6 attemps at *Trojan: Win32/Jpgiframe.A* trying to install on *latest post* page.
  • French tests ease fears of coronavirus transmission

    05/11/2013 10:41:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Reuters) - ^ | May 11, 2013 6:42am EDT
    Three people who came into contact with France's only confirmed case of coronavirus have tested negative for the SARS-like disease, with results pending on two others, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Saturday. Lab results were expected later in the day on a friend or family member of the infected man, who remains in serious condition, and another patient who shared his hospital room, the minister and doctors told reporters in Lille, northern France. A doctor, a nurse and a third health professional who had come into contact with the 65-year-old confirmed to have coronavirus are in the clear
  • Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus

    05/02/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Thursday, 2 May 2013
    The new virus is not the same as SARS, but similar to it and also to other coronaviruses found in bats. (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The seven cases were discovered in al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province, the Saudi news agency SPA quoted the Saudi Health Ministry as saying in a statement late on Wednesday.

A Saudi man died in March from the virus.

The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is from the same family of viruses as those...
  • Cybercrime Morphs Into Cyberwar

    05/01/2013 9:00:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Austin Bay
    On April 25, Spanish police, at the request of Holland's national prosecutor's office, arrested Dutch citizen Sven Olaf Kamphuis. Kamphuis will likely face charges in Holland related to what Dutch officials describe as the most extensive criminal cyberattacks in the history of the Internet. The attacks, which occurred in mid-March, overwhelmed the website of Spamhaus, a European nonprofit organization that tracks computer viruses (malware) and spam (unwanted email). Spamhaus had blacklisted Kamphuis' Internet company, CyberBunker. Spamhaus alleged that CyberBunker provided hosting services for spammers. The attacks (distributed denial of service, DDOS attacks) not only denied Internet users access to the...
  • China Begins Mass Slaughter Of Poultry As Bird Flu Kills Six, On Verge Of Becoming Epidemic

    04/05/2013 5:40:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 5, 2013
    While everyone is fascinated by the unraveling slow-motion North Korean theatrical trainwreck, which is nothing but a desperate attempt by a broke "leader" to get paid some "nuisance" cash by the west just so he goes away, the real Asian story has been the latest outbreak of birdflu in China which has not only claimed six lives already (and many more coming), but is starting to have major spillover effects on the broader economy, such as mass slaughter of poultry at local markets - a move which will have certain inflationary effects to an economy already on the cusp of...
  • Texas Biolab Loses Deadly Guanarito Virus

    03/25/2013 8:57:36 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 54 replies
    abcnews ^ | 3.25.2013 | By SYDNEY LUPKIN
    The Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which owns the $174 million facility designed with the strictest security measures to hold the deadliest viruses in the country. Like Ebola, the missing Guanarito virus causes hemorrhagic fever, an illness named for "bleeding under the skin, in internal organs or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is clearly an incident that is very discomforting and embarrassing to the University of Texas Medical Center and...
  • Experts sound global alert over deadly bat virus

    03/21/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 20 replies
    FRANCE 24 International News ^ | 21 March 2013 | AFP
    AFP - Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia. The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment. Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane's Mater Children's Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human transmission of the virus may be possible.
  • Distinctive virus behind mystery horse disease

    03/18/2013 7:59:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Nature News ^ | 18 March 2013 | Ed Yong
    Origin of Theiler hepatitis was a century-old puzzle. For almost 100 years, veterinarians have puzzled over the cause of Theiler disease, a mysterious type of equine hepatitis that is linked to blood products and causes liver failure in up to 90% of afflicted animals. A team of US scientists has now discovered that the disease is caused by a virus that shares just 35% of its amino acid sequences with its closest-known relative. The team named it Theiler disease-associated virus (TDAV), and published the discovery in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. Led by Amy Kistler at the...
  • Viruses With Immune System Found; Indicates They Are Living Creatures

    03/01/2013 8:51:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Science World Report ^ | Feb 28, 2013 01:21 PM EST | Mark Hoffman
    Astonishingly, a virus that exclusively attacks the cholera bacteria was caught having stolen the functional immune system of bacteria—and is even using it against its bacterial host. A study published this week in the journal Nature provides the first evidence that this type of virus, a bacteriophage (“phage” for short), can acquire a wholly functional and adaptive immune system, something that was thought to be a too complex task for the very basic and “dumb” virus. The phage used the stolen immune system to disable—and thus defeat—the cholera bacteria’s defense system against phages. Therefore, the phage can kill the cholera...
  • www.nbc[.]com Contains a Malicious iframe

    02/22/2013 8:55:11 AM PST · by MeganC · 12 replies
    Microsoft email ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Microsoft ISAC
    MS-ISAC CYBER ALERT DATE ISSUED: February 21, 2013 SUBJECT: www.nbc[.]com Contains a Malicious iframe MS-ISAC received reports and independently confirmed that the website www.nbc[.]com contains a malicious iframe which includes links to the following URLs: • flying-gators-mac[.]com/mtnk.htm • finesseindia[.]com/mtnk.htm • toplineops[.]com/mtnk.html • nikweinstein[.]com/cl/google.php • moi-npovye-sploett[.]com/qqqq/1.php • walterjeffers[.]com • symptomshighbloodpressure[.]org • store.thermosolutionsinternational[.]com/ctuk.html Please note that there may be additional domains included in the rotation. Once any of the above domains are visited, the Redkit exploit kit is leveraged to exploit number of vulnerabilities to install a Citadel malware on to the victim system. You may recall that the Redkit exploit kit...
  • New SARS-like virus infects British patient in tenth case globally

    02/11/2013 11:16:44 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Kate Kelland
    A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in a further patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday. This latest case of infection with the new virus known as a coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 10, of which five have died. The British patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan, is receiving intensive care treatment in hospital in Manchester, northern England.
  • Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

    02/12/2013 2:27:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 11, 2013 | NA
    A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. In a study published in the January issue of the journal Immunity, the researchers describe the novel antiviral property of the protein, cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H), an enzyme that converts cholesterol to an oxysterol called 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), which can permeate a cell's wall and block a virus from getting in....
  • Were Viruses Created or Evolved? (article)

    01/23/2013 8:57:30 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | September 2, 2011 | Brian Thomas
    Were Viruses Created or Evolved? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Viruses have a bad reputation. They are ultra-tiny, well-designed machines that copy themselves in a process that sometimes causes disease in the organisms in which they reside. One class called retroviruses is equipped with machinery that splices its own viral code into the DNA of a host cell. Retroviruses have been portrayed as genetic "leftovers" from an evolutionary past, but how did they really originate? A report published in Science showed how one retrovirus was "born." Researchers discovered that a retrovirus named XMRV was formed when two DNA sequences called...