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The H1N1 virus is currently threatening the world with an influenza A pandemic. However, what is the situation regarding its notorious cousin H5N1 and other avian influenza viruses (1)? Unlike H1N1, they pose little risk of contamination for humans and bird flu cannot be transmitted between humans. People can contract the disease, but only after prolonged, close and repeated contact with infected animals. Nevertheless, whereas H1N1 is not very virulent, certain avian influenza viruses, like H5N1, are capable of bringing on serious, potentially fatal illness.
On the occasion of the International Year of Planet Earth and the 13th World Congress on Water, the thirty-one students from the "water, soil and climate" JRD club of the lycée Jules Guesde in Montpellier, studied the evolution of glaciers and avalanches in the Alps and the link ...
A research cruise by the UR 103 CAMELIA.
The research cruises « Bula » are focussed upon defining the origin, distribution and effects of terrestrial and anthropogenic inputs to the Lagoon of Suva in the Fijian Islands’ capital city.