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Avian Bird Flu Strain Kills Six In China, CDC Closely Monitoring Situation
2013-04-05 12:35:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds after an unusual strain of the bird flu has surfaced, so far killing six people in the Asian country. The strain was found in pigeons sold at various markets throughout Shanghai, according to state-run Xinhua news agency on Friday. The city is temporarily closing all live poultry markets while authorities try to determine where the source of the disease derived. It is not...

H5N1 Bird Flu Research Resumes After Threat Of Bioterrorism Passes
2013-01-24 10:28:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A moratorium on bird flu studies was ended on Wednesday, allowing scientists to return to their research on the H5N1 bird flu; previously, there had been fears of bioterrorism at the international level. The studies were first halted in January 2012 following the creation of mutant forms at the University of Wisconsin in the United States and the Dutch Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam — with widespread worry regarding...

Vaccine Demand On The Rise As Nasty Flu Season Takes Stronghold
2013-01-11 07:25:06

[Watch Video: Texas Flu Cases On The Rise] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a nasty flu season is gripping the country, a surge in demand for flu shots has left some vaccine providers with short supplies. Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said there are still plenty of shots to go around, but some people may have to go out of their way to get one. “We understand there are some spot shortages here and...

2012-07-13 10:34:12

Research from the University of Melbourne has shown that two different vaccine viruses- used simultaneously to control the same condition in chickens- have combined to produce new infectious viruses, prompting early response from Australia's veterinary medicines regulator. The vaccines were used to control infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), an acute respiratory disease occurring in chickens worldwide. ILT can have up to 20% mortality rate in some flocks and has a significant economic and...

Rapid Virus Detection With New H5N1 Test Kit
2012-05-30 04:34:55

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com There´s that old adage, better to be prepared than to be sorry. Researchers have made it possible to be prepared in the case of a pandemic outburst of the H5N1 virus, otherwise known as the avian flu. An effective and quick H5N1 bird flu test kit has been made available after a collaborative effort among the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR), as well as clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital...

Bird Flu More Common Than Previously Believed
2012-02-24 12:17:18

It was assumed that H5N1 bird flu is a rare disease that kills roughly 59 percent of the people it infects, but a new US study published in the journal Science suggests it may be more common and less deadly than previously believed. The research could help alleviate concerns of a worldwide flu pandemic that could kill millions and millions of people, sparked by the recent lab creation of a mutant bird flu strain that can pass easily between animals. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

2012-01-05 15:44:34

Don't let the new year trick you into thinking that flu season is over. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, flu season is just starting and those who have not yet been vaccinated should still do so. "There is still time to get vaccinated before flu season peaks in February," said Dr. Paul Glezen, professor of molecular virology and microbiology at BCM. Nasal spray Glezen recommends that healthy individuals between the ages of 2 and 49 get the influenza vaccine in...

Government Silences Researchers' Work On Bird Flu Strains
2011-12-21 13:13:52

The U.S. government paid scientists to find out how the bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people, but federal officials decided this information should be kept from the public. Federal officials asked the scientists on Tuesday to keep their findings away from being publicized in fear of the wrong people finding out the formula. The two labs in the study found that it appears easier than scientists believed for the H5N1 bird flu to evolve in a way that allows it to...


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