Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Study tries to detect flu before the first sneeze

Registered nurse Sara Hoffman, left, draws a blood sample from Ariel Snowden-Wright, from Chicago, as fellow student Cherry Tran comforts her at Duke University in Durham, N.C. , Thursday, Sept. 10,2009. The students are participating in a swine flu genome testing study at Duke funded by the Defense Department.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Coughed on by somebody with the flu? Duke University researchers are developing a test to determine — with a mere drop of blood — who will get sick before the sniffling and fever set in. And they're turning to hundreds of dorm-dwelling freshmen this fall to see if it works.It's a novel experiment: Students report daily whether they have any cold or flu symptoms. If they do, a team swoops in to test not just the sneezer but, more importantly, seemingly healthy friends and hallmates who might be incubating the infection."We're redefining the definition of being ill," says Col. Geoffrey Ling, a physician with the Defense Research Projects Agency, the Defense Department's research arm, which came up with the idea....
PS:Does anybody realize WHO is carrying this "research"...?The Defense Dept....!!!I wonder when people is gonna wake up.....!!!!!
As in the days of Noah....

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