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The H7 strains are virulent, with 76% of infected people getting sick and 33% dying. The latest milestone marks BiondVax's completion of studies that established the effectiveness of the company's universal flu vaccine, the M-001, against the two
Dr Margaret Chan, the WHO Director-General, told the World Health Assembly in May that a "surge" in cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) and the "setback" for the world's efforts to eradicate polio had sparked fears around the world...
An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918 influenza virus. Searching public databases, the
Researchers from Harvard and Yale spoke out against animal research into avian flu, saying these experiments put the public's health at unnecessary risk, USA Today reported...Galvani wrote against research that makes virulent avian flu strains more
Angela Wylie Scientists have discovered a new strain of avian flu in the Antarctic, after testing a group of Adelie penguins, according to an Australian-based researcher. "We found that this virus was unlike anything else detected in the world,"
ET When you think of bird flu, you may conjure up images of chickens being slaughtered to stem an outbreak, or of migrating ducks, which can carry flu viruses from one continent to the next. Well, it's time to add penguins to your list of mental
Governments in Southeast Asia need to do more to combat the deadly H5N1 avian flu virus, say health officials...It's imperative that governments in the region ensure their public health systems are properly supported and strengthened. His comments
Watch Watch Thinkstock Watch Watch The news is the latest in a string of high-profile reports about emerging avian flu strains and deaths related to seasonal flu that led to heightened demand and subsequent shortages of vaccines in some provinces.
Chinese health officials say H7N9 avian flu killed two more people, raising the number of human deaths from the disease to 25 so far this year. The number of humans infected by H7N9 also has risen to 113 so far this year, officials said.
Thirteen high school students in Hanoi, Vietnam, are suspected to have contracted the swine virus, the health ministry said. Samples of the 13 patients have been taken for testing, and two cases of the swine flu have been confirmed, doctors told Tuoi