We begin with the Public Health Agency of Canada, which once(as recently as August 6) stated on its website that: “In the laboratory, infection through small-particle aerosols has been demonstrated in primates, and airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively demonstrated (1, 6, 13). The importance of this route of transmission is not clear. Poor hygienic conditions can aid the spread of the virus.” No more; the “airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected” language has beencleansed: “In laboratory settings, non-human primates exposed to aerosolized ebolavirus from pigs have become infected, however, airborne transmission has not been demonstrated between non-human primates. Footnote1 Footnote10 Footnote15 Footnote44 Footnote45.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into claims that deceased President Hugo Chavez’s cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad, the government said. Foes of the government view the accusation as a typical Chavez-style conspiracy theory intended to feed fears of “imperialist” threats to Venezuela’s socialist system and distract people from daily problems. Acting President Nicolas Maduro vowed to open an investigation into the claims, first raised by Chavez after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2011. “We will seek the truth,” Maduro told regional TV network Telesur. “We have the intuition that our commander Chavez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted him out of the way.” Foreign scientists will be invited to join a state committee to probe the accusation, he said. Maduro, 50, is Chavez’s handpicked successor and is running as the government’s candidate in a snap presidential election on April 14 that was triggered by the president’s death last week.
[Editorial note] The following photos have been either obtained from Korean Central News Agency or taken by our ow photographer throughout the 10 daylong stay during DPRK’s national funeral from December 22 to 30, 2011. For…
August 1, 2011, Zhejiang Wenzhou Source: Tencent Translated and edited by Ma Xin Ma Xin is an editor of M4.cn and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.