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H7N9 Confirmed In China's Hunan Province
2013-04-28 05:25:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. According to the Xinhua news agency, the woman, who goes by the surname Guan and is a resident of Shaoyang City, began suffering from a fever back on April 14. Hunan Provincial Health Department officials said laboratory tests had confirmed she had contracted the...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The World Health Organization (WHO) today said the new evidence raises concerns that transmission of the virus is transmitted via a source other than poultry, with some concerned about human-to-human transmission. The new strain has so far infected 87 people and killed 17, a jump...

2013-03-15 11:14:28

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. "Using surveillance of influenza cases in humans and birds, we've come up with a technique to predict sites where these viruses could mix and generate a future pandemic," said lead author Trevon Fuller, a UCLA...

Bird Flu In China; 2 New Cases Announced
2013-02-11 04:59:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. The victims, a 21-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, tested positive for bird flu, AFP, citing information obtained from the Xinhua news agency, reported on Sunday. Both are residents of the city of Guiyang. The...

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...

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)...

2012-01-27 11:15:17

Scientists have engineered a new strain of H5N1 (commonly known as bird flu) to be readily transmitted between humans. Two perspectives being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine (www.annals.org), the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians, raise concerns about if and how this research should be continued, and how the data should be shared for the benefit of public health. The currently circulating H5N1 virus has an extremely high case-fatality rate,...

Park Possible Source Of Fatal Chinese Bird Flu Infection
2012-01-02 05:39:21

A Chinese man who died from bird flu over the weekend may have contracted the disease by running through a wetland park that had been filled with migratory birds, that nation's medical officials told reporters on Sunday. The victim, a 39-year-old bus driver identified only by his family name, Chen, died on Saturday -- one week after he was admitted to a hospital in the city of Shenzhen with pneumonia, Peter Simpson of the Telegraph reported on Sunday. The cause of death was listed as...


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