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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 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.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned on Monday of a possible resurgence of the bird flu virus.
Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu.
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.
BOSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BioRadar(TM) software correctly predicted the 2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak a year in advance (http://www.replikins.com, Replikins Press, 2008).
On the eve of the 2010-11 influenza flu season, scientists and engineers have identified the environmental conditions and surfaces that could enable a highly pathogenic (H5N1) bird flu virus to survive for prolonged periods of time â€” at least two weeks and up to two months.
Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Europe during the winter of 2005-2006 occurred at the edge of cold weather fronts, according to researchers from Princeton University and the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
A University of Alberta-led research team has discovered an influenza detector gene that could potentially prevent the transmission of the virus to humans