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Word: pandemic

Definition: widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people


Sentences Containing 'pandemic'

"How many mutations would make an avian virus capable of infecting humans efficiently, or how many mutations would render an influenza virus a pandemic strain, is difficult to predict. We have examined sequences from the 1918 strain, which is the only pandemic influenza virus that could be entirely derived from avian strains.
"Program areas include": Bug Bombers Foggers, Food and Drug Administration, Health Care Fraud, Integrity in Science, Pandemic Flu Vaccine POGO has advocated for openness regarding toxic water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
"While the pandemic human influenza viruses of 1957 (H2N2) and 1968 (H3N2) clearly arose through reassortment between human and avian viruses, the influenza virus causing the 'Spanish flu' in 1918 appears to be entirely derived from an avian source".
Although the influenza virus that caused the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic was not discovered until the 1930s, the descriptions of the disease and subsequent research has proved it was to blame.
Because of the 2009 flu pandemic, the film was not released in the Maharashtra regionincluding Mumbai and Punebecause the multiplexes in these cities were closed by the Maharashtra government for three days as part of precautionary measures against swine flu.
Beginning in early 2010, boarding students were barred from leaving campus at any time allegedly due to concerns about the rising death toll from the swine flu pandemic.
Both the H2N2 and H3N2 pandemic strains contained avian influenza virus RNA segments.
Both the viruses from the 1957 pandemic and 1968 pandemic carried an avian flu virus PB1 gene.
Caruso’s articles on pandemic influenza risks have been published in the "Global Public Health" journal and the "Harvard Business Review".
Disease had reached pandemic proportions, with 3,000,000 dying of typhus alone in 1920.
Genotype Z is endemic in birds in southeast Asia and represents a long term pandemic threat.
In 1919, he undertook a pathological study of the then-ongoing influenza pandemic.
In 2001 he was awarded the League of African American Women’s annual award for contributions to fighting the AIDS pandemic, and served as the head of The Waterford Project—a multi-university AIDS vaccine research initiative starting in 1999.
In 2001, Horowitz published "Polio, hepatitis B and AIDS: an integrative theory on a possible vaccine induced pandemic" in the controversial non-peer-reviewed journal Medical Hypotheses.
In 2004 the Ministry of Health published a report on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Cyprus.
In the 2011 film Contagion, a fictional medical disaster thriller, R0 calculations are presented to reflect the progression of a fatal viral infection from case studies to a pandemic.
In the United States, legislation such as the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 307; 113th Congress), is enacted in order to develop the emergency personnel, procedures, drills, and plans needed in the event of an emergency.
In the winter of 1929 - 1930, psittacosis pandemic spread across the United States and Europe.
Most human influenza is a non-pandemic influenza that is slightly different from the main human flus that existed in the previous year's flu season period.
PB1-F2 likely contributes to viral pathogenicity and might have an important role in determining the severity of pandemic influenza."
She advocated for paid sick leave policies during the 2009 swine flu pandemic before the House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee and the Senate Health Subcommittee on Children and Families.
The AIDS pandemic first arose in Pakistan in 1987, and the official government reports estimate (as of 2004) that nearly 3,000 Pakistanis are living with the disease, although several critics believe that the government is underestimating the problem.
The authors suggest that picking up an avian flu virus PB1 gene may be a critical step in a potential flu pandemic virus arising through reassortment."
The influenza pandemic during the fall of 1918 took the lives of more than 25,000 men from the AEF while another 360,000 became gravely ill.
The pandemic came to Cyprus in 1986, and since then has had a few hundred of people living with HIV/AIDS.
The pandemic killed 40–50 million people in less than a year, but the proof that it was caused by a virus was not obtained until 1933.
The result supports the hypothesis that the 1918 pandemic virus is more closely related to the avian influenza A virus than are other human influenza viruses."
The Talune was notorious as the ship on which the 1918 pandemic influenza reached Samoa, killing over 20% of the population.
These are the types of mutations that can change a bird flu virus into a flu pandemic virus.
This doesn't mean that one amino acid substitution can cause a pandemic, but it does mean that one amino acid substitution can cause an avian flu virus that is not pathogenic in humans to become pathogenic in humans.
This is one of many possible paths to a pandemic.
This same amino acid change (N66S) was also found in the PB1-F2 protein of the 1918 pandemic A/Brevig Mission/18 virus."
Those lost to this pandemic amounted to roughly one-eighth of the parish's population.
Where there was no public call for tolerance or acceptance of LGBT people, the subject of sexual orientation and gender identity are becoming more openly discussed, especially in light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, Caruso has completed case studies on the risks of xenotransplantation using genetically modified pig, and the risks of pandemic avian influenza.

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