Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak – Center for Research on Globalization


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Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Center for Research on Globalization
Deforestation and intensive agriculture strip out traditional agroforestry's stochastic friction that until this point had kept the virus from stringing together enough transmission. Under certain conditions, the forest may act as its own

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Neoliberal Ebola: the Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak – CounterPunch


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Neoliberal Ebola: the Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
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Deforestation and intensive agriculture strip out traditional agroforestry's stochastic friction that until this point had kept the virus from stringing together enough transmission. Under certain conditions, the forest may act as its own

and more »

Some vaccines support evolution of more-virulent viruses

Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus that causes Marek’s disease in poultry have confirmed, for the first time, the highly controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more-virulent versions of a virus to survive, putting unvaccinated individuals at greater risk of severe illness. The research has important implications for food-chain security and food-chain economics, as well as for other diseases that affect humans and agricultural animals.

Invasions out of center of diversity increase the risk of disease epidemics in … – Phys.Org


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Invasions out of center of diversity increase the risk of disease epidemics in
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The yellow rust fungus is genetically very diverse in the Himalayas, where it can infect wheat and barley as well as common barberry, the sexual host of the fungus, says Sajid Ali, a visiting scientist at the Department of Agroecology in Aarhus

Precautions, preparations help Pa. brace for potential avian flu threat

Experts aren’t sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State, according to poultry specialists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Anderson highlights the role of AFBI in Europe – Farming Life


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Anderson highlights the role of AFBI in Europe
Farming Life
Research work at AFBI has resulted in securing funding from the R&D FP7 programme for solutions to the emerging disease threats from Trichoderma and Virus X in the mushroom industry and for Agroforestry systems. These are complex systems but provide 

GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM : Jan-Aug socio … – 4-traders (press release)

GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM : Jan-Aug socio
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In spite of numerous difficulties due to natural disasters and epidemics, agro-forestry and fishery production were maintained. Total retail sales of goods and service revenue picked up 12.3% in August. The number of foreign arrivals touched 4.9

Expert: Key to avoiding norovirus is frequent hand washing

A new strain of norovirus, known as GII.4 Sydney 2012, is making the rounds this winter, causing a significant number of acute outbreaks. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has become the dominant strain, causing more than 140 reported outbreaks in the United States this year. People should try to limit their …

Precautions for hantavirus urged when opening, cleaning hunting camps

As people head out to deer camps or cabins this fall, they may want to take some precautions to safeguard themselves against a potentially fatal virus that sickened nine and killed three in California’s Yosemite National Park this past summer, warned an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Hantavirus has killed several …