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Virus Spread by Dogs Threatens India's Endangered Tigers

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January 14, 2014
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Already endangered tigers in India are now being affected by a disease commonly found in dogs. The virus has killed four tigers over the past year and there are fears it could get worse. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports.


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In the Studio: Prof. Mike Atkinson, Radiobiologist

In the Studio: Prof. Mike Atkinson, Radiobiologist

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Atkinson from the Helmholtz Zentrum in München talks about the safety of nuclear energy and the impact of radiation on the human body.DW-TV: With us today, to tell us more about the situation, is the head of the Institute for Radiobiology at the Helmholtz Zentrum in München, Mike Atkinson. What does this disaster mean long-term for the nuclear industry? Mike Atkinson: It gives us an opportunity to reconsider very carefully our options in nuclear safety, alternative energy sources. Does the radiation from an event of this size as far as safety goes eventually spread all over the world? There is always a possibility that a nuclear reaction can spread radioactivity over large distances. In this particular situation there is less energy in the reactor building so that high level deposition of spread is extremely unlikely." So we’re talking about weather and wind direction I suppose? The wind is a major factor, the wind drives the radioactivity in different directions, depe
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Experimental Drugs in Race to Halt Ebola

Experimental Drugs in Race to Halt Ebola

Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 13, 2014) — The World Health Organisation has backed the use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa, as the deadly virus continues to spread in Nigeria. Joel Flynn asks what limited supplies of the vaccine could mean for further containment and how stretched health services can handle further spread. Video provided by Reuters
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Ebola Virus Spreads Quickly Across Guinea

Ebola Virus Spreads Quickly Across Guinea

Newsy (Mar. 24, 2014) — The ebola virus has spread from southern Guinea to its capital Conackry. At least 50 people have died from the virus. Video provided by Newsy
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