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Characteristics of microorganisms most likely to cause a global pandemic

Added: 18.08.2018 17:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

A potential global catastrophic risk-level pandemic pathogen will most likely have a respiratory mode of transmission; be contagious during the incubation period, prior to symptom development, or when infected individuals show only mild symptoms; and need specific host population factors (e.g., immunologically naïve persons) and additional intrinsic microbial pathogenicity characteristics (e.g., a low but significant case fatality rate) that together substantially increase disease spread and infection. RNA viruses are the biggest threat.

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Seabourn to begin Cuba sailings from November next year

Added: 17.08.2018 17:55 | 1 views | 0 comments

Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with cruise bookings now open. The world’s ultra-luxury cruise line will start with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4th next year.


The scuba dive that crushed my spine

Added: 16.08.2018 17:21 | 13 views | 0 comments

Four friends scuba-dived off the coast of Cyprus but their air tanks quickly ran out triggering a chain of catastrophic events.

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Amazon said to consider purchase of movie theater chain

Added: 16.08.2018 5:44 | 13 views | 0 comments

E-tailer vying to buy Landmark Theatres, a chain owned by Mark Cuban, Bloomberg reports.

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Can trapped Thai boys be rescued by learning to scuba dive?

Added: 15.08.2018 18:20 | 2 views | 0 comments

Rescuers are trying to help get out the twelve boys and their football coach stranded in a flooded cave system in Thailand before the waters rise more. What can they do?

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Cuba has a hidden internet system based on trading USB sticks

Added: 15.08.2018 12:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

In Cuba millions of people use El Paquete to get their weekly internet fix - a new study has uncovered how it is bought and spread throughout the country

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Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

Added: 14.08.2018 21:44 | 2 views | 0 comments

Cuba's government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island's more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service.


Cuba Begins Consulting Citizens About Changes To Constitution

Added: 14.08.2018 5:24 | 18 views | 0 comments

Cuba started the important process of receiving public feedback as the government prepares to revise its Cold War-era constitution by discussing the drafted changes with Cuban citizens on Monday, according to Reuters. Even though the Cuban National Assembly approved a number of changes to the 1976 constitution in July, some critics say the attempt to change the constitution have fallen flat. Some of the changes to the constitution include limiting the age of future presidents to 60 at the start of their first terms, erasing the word "Communism" from the constitution, and paving way for same-sex marriage to be legalized in the country. But the document also says the socialist system...

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Indians among over 100 people apprehended in US for illegal immigration

Added: 14.08.2018 4:44 | 24 views | 0 comments

Individuals arrested during this operation included nationals from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Cuba, Nigeria, India, Chile and Turkey, ICE said in a statement.


Cuba's proposed new constitution: what will change

Added: 14.08.2018 3:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.


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