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.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 15:50
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 | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:16
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 | Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:37
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.