By Susan Scutti | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:33
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of a new strain of bird flu virus, H10N8, to cross the species barrier and infect an elderly woman in the city of Nanchang.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:28
In a recent study, researchers found that the A(H7N9) bird flu strain has a mutation that renders it immune to a top flu drug.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:12
Two new patients in China are currently in critical condition with laboratory-confirmed avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, the World Health Organization announced.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 18:30
Scientists have isolated and examined bird flu virus A H6N1, which infected a human for the first time, and must be added to a growing list of animal viruses that can hop to other species.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:13
A new statistical study estimates that poultry market closures would reduce the risk of bird flu infection by 97 percent or more.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:40
Researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated that the food preservative TBHQ can block a deadly new strain of avian influenza virus.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:36
China notified WHO of a new laboratory-confirmed case of H7N9 bird flu, the first new case of human infection since August.
By Nsikan Akpan | Sun, 06/09/2013 - 13:02
Geneticists sequence the DNA of ducks and find evidence for why they are such good hosts for avian influenza viruses.
By Christie Rizk | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 17:08
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 | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:56
A new study gives insight into how H7N9 avian influenza passes between mammals, providing clues into the human outbreak.
By Ansa Varughese | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 17:23
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 | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:27
As the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus rises in China, Japan remains on alert.