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Monitoring Internet search traffic about influenza may prove to be a better way for hospital emergency rooms to prepare for a surge in sick patients compared to waiting for outdated government flu case reports.
Don't let the new year trick you into thinking that flu season is over.
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 World Health Organization warned scientists who have been involved in engineering a highly pathogenic form of the deadly bird flu virus.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it has received twelve reports of humans infected with the A(H3N2) - or swine flu virus - from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, and Indiana.
The flu shot, typically the first line of defense against seasonal influenza, could better treat the U.S. population, thanks to University of Pittsburgh researchers.
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.
Scientists from the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) have discovered that an antigen common to most influenza viruses, and commonly referred to as matrix protein 2 (M2), when administered under the tongue could protect mice against experimental infection caused by various influenza viruses, including the highly pathogenic avian H5 virus and the pandemic H1 ("swine flu") virus.
Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...
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