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The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can't spread easily between people.
Researchers are planning to create deadlier and more highly transmissible versions of the H7N9 bird flu with the hope they will be able to predict how it will mutate and determine whether or not there is a risk that it could result in a pandemic.
Scientists have engineered a new strain of H5N1 (commonly known as bird flu) to be readily transmitted between humans.
The World Health Organization warned scientists who have been involved in engineering a highly pathogenic form of the deadly bird flu virus.
In urban communities, less than 1 in 100 inhabitants died from Spanish flu in 1918, but in isolated communities up to 9 out of 10 died.
A panel of experts that advise the World Health Organization on pandemics has plans to meet on Tuesday to determine whether or not the H1N1 outbreak is actually over.
Bird flu viruses would have to make at least two simultaneous genetic mutations before they could be transmitted readily from human to human.
An H1N1 flu pandemic could overwhelm critical care beds and ventilators in England, medical researchers in Britain say.
Boston Biotech Firm Reports First Rise in 76 Years of Replikin Count* of H1N1 Lethality Gene BOSTON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis of the latest peptide genomic data for the H1N1 influenza virus indicates that the current global outbreak of H1N1 is increasing in its capacity for lethality.
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