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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.
Don't let the new year trick you into thinking that flu season is over.
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.
From SARS to swine flu, virus outbreaks can be unpredictable — and devastating.
A team of British scientists claim that they have developed a new flu vaccine that could work against all currently identified strains of the ailment.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine.
A collaborative project between researchers at the Trudeau Institute and their colleagues at St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., offers new insights that may lead to an improved strategy to protect against the influenza virus and other viruses that infect the respiratory tract.
Chickens genetically modified to prevent them spreading bird flu have been produced by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.
British scientists have successfully developed chickens that do not transmit bird flu infections, which could inevitably reduce the risk of deadly avian flu epidemics in humans.
Health officials said Thursday that the first human case of bird flu in seven years has been diagnosed in Hong Kong.
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