13,197Five years ago avian H7N9 - at least as being a threat to human health - wasn't on our radar screen. Neither were H5N8, H5N6, H10N8, or H6N1. Yet all five of those viruses have evolved, emerged - and to varying degrees - have infected humans in recent years.Like most newly emerging flu viruses, it was formed though reassortment.
#13,193Until the middle of the last decade, dogs were believed largely immune to influenza A infection. All that changed when anmutated enough to adapt to a canine host, and began to spread among greyhounds at a Florida race track in 2004 (seearticleAbout the same time we began seeing reports of dogs infected with avian; first in Southeast Asia, and then in the Middle East (see Study: Dogs And H5N1).
#13,188Nearly a decade ago, Lloyd's issued a pandemic impact report for the Insurance industry, which we examined inThis was five yearsSARS and six months before the arrival of the 2009 pandemic, and at a time when the world was focused primarily on avian H5N1 as a pandemic threat.The report stressed five points:While geared primarily for the insurance and re-insurance industry, the report also provided alist of possible pandemic contenders.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".