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While China has already been dealing with one avian influenza outbreak – H7N9 – a novel strain has emerged, killing its first victim in December. The new strain, H10N8, has also infected another person last month and experts are now concerned of the potential for another pandemic.
Every year, influenza outbreaks claim hundreds of thousands of human lives.
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A novel strain of the bird flu (H7N9) that has now infected more than 100 people in China and has taken the lives of at least 22 is being called “one of the most lethal” strains known, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
A universal flu vaccine that could offer better protection against both seasonal and pandemic outbreaks of the virus could soon be on the way, thanks the efforts of researchers who claim that they have discovered a way to predict and possibly halt mutating influenza cells.
As H1N1 'Swine Flu' returns to the national headlines a new research paper reveals the key lessons about the origins of the 2009 pandemic.
Rice University scientists have found a way to predict rapidly whether a new strain of the influenza virus should be included in the annual seasonal flu vaccine.
Scientists in Vietnam, where bird flu has killed 42 people, said the deadly H5N1 influenza virus had mutated into a more dangerous form that could breed more effectively in mammals, state media reported on Sunday.
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