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Delay in Sentencing for Ricin Letter Case

(WJTV) A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report. James Everett Dutschke entered guilty pleas in January to manufacturing ricin, mailing threatening communications  Read More »

How to confront emerging pathogens

(BulletinoftheAtomicScientists) A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report. James Everett Dutschke entered guilty pleas in January to manufacturing ricin, mailing threatening communications  Read More »

Combination of oral, injectable polio vaccine used for first time in outbreak

(TheVancouverSun) A child receives a polio vaccine during the recent campaign in Kenya. A new report says the first ever trial where oral and injectable polio vaccine were given at the same time to try to quell an outbreak has produced encouraging results. A new report says the first ever trial  Read More »

Bones Tell Black Death Story

(TheScientistMagazine®) Twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London last year appear to have been part of a larger burial ground for plague victims. DNA sequenced from teeth pulled from the remains confirmed the presence of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes both bubonic and pneumonic plague. The skeletons were found when tunnels were  Read More »

Worst foot and mouth disease outbreak in decade

(TheTimesofIndia) The outbreak of foot and mouth disease that spelt doom for cattle and farmers in 2013-14 was the worst attack recorded in the state during the past decade. Documents procured by TOI through RTI reveal that the livestock numbering 64,260 were infected and 6,100 deaths were reported in 2013. The  Read More »