Latest Global spread of H5N1 Stories
Despite three new deaths being attributed to H7N9 bird flu, there have not been any more infections reported since May 7. Still, precautions are being carried out and one country is banning imports of meat to ensure protection of its citizens.
A 64-year-old woman has become the first person in China’s Hunan Province to become infected with the H7N9 bird flu, health officials there confirmed on Saturday.
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.
This year's unusually long and rocky flu season would be nothing compared to the pandemic that could occur if bird flu became highly contagious among humans, which is why UCLA researchers and their colleagues are creating new ways to predict where an outbreak could emerge.
Officials from the Chinese health ministry have reportedly confirmed to state media outlets that two residents in the southwestern part of the country are critically ill with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have engineered a new strain of H5N1 (commonly known as bird flu) to be readily transmitted between humans.
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