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2013-06-26 13:26:50

New research out of St. Michael's Hospital has found that despite popular belief, the flu shot is effective in preventing the flu, even if the virus going around does not match the vaccine.

Chinese Researchers Warn H7N9 Bird Flu Could Make Big Comeback
2013-06-24 06:45:11

The H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China in March has been labeled more deadly than 2009’s H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but less severe than the H5N1 bird flu outbreak that affected the region in 2003.

H7N9 Cases On Rise, WHO Reports Concern Over New Sources Of Transmission
2013-04-19 09:22:31

New data on the H7N9 flu strain in China has surfaced with reports that more than half of the cases seen so far have had no direct contact with poultry.

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

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.

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

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.

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

As a nasty flu season is gripping the country, a surge in demand for flu shots has left some vaccine providers around the country with short supplies.

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.

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

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.