By Christie Rizk | May 24, 2013 05:08 PM EDT
A mysterious illness that struck seven people in Alabama earlier this week has been determined to be a combination of cold and flu viruses.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 23, 2013 03:56 PM EDT
A new study gives insight into how H7N9 avian influenza passes between mammals, providing clues into the human outbreak.
By Ansa Varughese | May 21, 2013 05:23 PM EDT
The World Health Organization has had difficulty tracking the course of the deadly H7N9 bird flu since it was reported in humans in March.
By Susan Scutti | May 13, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
As the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus rises in China, Japan remains on alert.
By Susan Scutti | May 10, 2013 03:50 PM EDT
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong have designed a one-step, diagnostic test for the H7N9 virus that enables specimen processing in about three hours.
By Ansa Varughese | May 03, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Scientists in China created a new strain of a potentially fatal and transmissible influenza virus. Tested to pass between guinea pigs, senior scientists call this "appallingly irresponsible."
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 29, 2013 10:37 AM EDT
With evidence that the new H7N9 is spreading inland from its beginnings in Shanghai, public health officials are investigating whether human to human transmission could be a worry.
By Elijah Wolfson | Apr 25, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
In an article fast-tracked into Lancet, scientists confirm that the H7N9 virus has been transmitted solely from chickens to humans. The good news: the virus cannot be transmitted from human to human — at least not yet.
By Evan Winchester | Apr 24, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
Since March, twenty-two people have died from the new avian influenza virus. Reports in Taiwan announce the spread of the strain beyond China.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 05, 2013 08:01 PM EDT
A sixth person is dead from the H7N9 bird flu virus strain today, as China killed 20,000 birds from a poultry-trading area in Shanghai.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 04, 2013 05:58 PM EDT
Those infected with the H7N9 bird flu strain, mostly in the Shanghai area, seem to have been in close contact with poultry; there is no sign yet that the virus can be transmitted person-to-person.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 26, 2012 09:27 AM EST
At least 150,000 chickens and 300,000 eggs have been destroyed at a giant poultry farm near Dhaka in Bangladesh after the major outbreak of avian flu was detected last week.
By Makini Brice | Nov 15, 2012 05:29 PM EST
An advisory panel for the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine for H5N1 created by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 15, 2012 11:57 AM EDT
Authorities in Nepal on Monday destroyed hundreds of chickens and eggs after an outbreak of bird flu hit the country's capital Kathmandu, according to a government official.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 07, 2012 11:31 AM EDT
A new very dangerous strain of the bird flu virus that may have a higher risk of causing human death than previously identified strains has appeared in Vietnam and is spreading fast, according to state media reports.