Sunday, August 29, 2010

Swine Flu

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, or pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human influenza, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human influenza, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.
Pigs experimentally infected with the strain of swine flu that is causing the current human pandemic showed clinical signs of flu within four days, and the virus spread to other uninfected pigs housed with the infected ones.

During the mid-20th century, identification of influenza subtypes became possible, allowing accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since then, only 50 such transmissions have been confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass from human to human. Symptoms of zoonotic swine flu in humans are similar to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general, namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. The recommended time of isolation is about five days.
The most effective treatment for influenza is unknown.

Bentley Continental GTZ

The 2008 Bentley Continental GTZ is a high performance sports which features a power engine with a coachbuilt body for a Bentley.
The Bentley Continental GTZ consists of an Aluminum W12 engine with a capacity of 5998 cc. The bore measures 84 mm and the stroke measures 90.2 mm. The engine features dual KKK Turbochargers and 4 valves for each cylinder. The engine delivers an output power of 600 bhp and 533.2 lb-ft torque at 1750 rpm. The Bentley Continental GTZ features a 6-speed Automatic transmission and the gear shifts can be performed easily and smoothly even at higher loads.

Vehicle Type: - 2-door Sports carConfiguration: - Front EngineEngine: - Aluminum W12Capacity: - 5998 ccTorque: - 533.2 lb-ft at 1750 rpmHorsepower: - 600 bhpTransmission: - 6-Speed AutomaticWheelbase: - 2746 mm

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Gadget is a small technological objects that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are invariably considered to be more unusually on cleverly designed than normal technological objects at the time of their invention. Gadgets are sometime referred to as gizmos