China Confirms New Bird Flu Strain H10N8 Infected Woman In Nanchang

By | 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.


Chinese Bird Flu Mutates, Becomes Resistant To Drugs

By | 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.


Bird Flu Confirmed In 2 New Patients In China, Cause Of Infection Remains Unknown

By | 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.


Second H7N9 Bird Flu Case Confirmed In Hong Kong

By | Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:53

The new strain of bird flu found in China has hospitalized an 80-year-old man, the second case in Hong Kong.


Adjuvanted Bird Flu Vaccine Approved By FDA

By | Sun, 12/01/2013 - 17:58

The FDA has approved a new adjuvanted vaccine for the bird flu.

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First Case Of Human Infected With New Bird Flu Virus Investigated In Taiwan

By | 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.


Poultry Market Closures Could Reduce Bird Flu Risk By 97%

By | 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.

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Can A Food Preservative Stop The Spread Of Bird Flu?

By | 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.

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China Reports First Case of H7N9 Bird Flu Since August

By | 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.

H7N9 Bird Flu: Who It Struck And Will It Return

By | Sun, 06/23/2013 - 19:58

The Chinese CDC details who caught the novel H7N9 avian influenza and how long it took them to become sick. They warn the bird flu virus may reappear later this year.

What's In A Duck? Genetic Clues For Understanding Bird Flu Outbreaks

By | 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.


Mystery Illness Solved in Alabama: No Need To Panic, It Was Just The Cold And Flu

By | 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.

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As H7N9 Epidemic Fades, Bird Flu Experts Identify How The Virus Spreads

By | 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.

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WHO: 'World Is Not Ready' For H7N9 Bird Flu Outbreak

By | 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.

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Three More Deaths From Bird Flu Reported In China, New Cases On The Rise

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:27

As the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus rises in China, Japan remains on alert.