Avian Influenza


  • A New Step Toward Eradication of H5N1 Avian Flu
    A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those that have been naturally infected. This is a significant step in the fight ...More
    6 hours ago Posted in News
  • Studies Examine Vaccination Strategies for Prevention, Control of Avian Flu
    Two randomized trials in the Oct. 8 issue of JAMA examine new vaccination strategies for the prevention and control of avian influenza. This is a special theme issue on infectious disease. In one study, Mark J. Mulligan, MD, of the Emory University School of Medicine, and ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Two New Cases of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus are Reported to WHO
    On Sept. 2, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Details of the cases are as follows: A 66-year-old ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Avian Influenza Virus Isolated in Harbor Seals Poses a Threat to Humans
    A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans. The research appears in the current issue of the ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Taipei CDC Reports Two More Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus
    In late April, the Taipei Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9). Details of the cases are as follows: The patient reported on April 22, 2014 is a 44-year-old woman from Nanjing, ...More
    July 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Taipei CDC Reports Two New Cases of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus
    The Taipei Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9). These are the third and fourth cases with infection of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus reported from Taipei CDC.   Details ...More
    June 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Case of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus is Reported to WHO
    On June 23, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The patient is a 51-year-old male from ...More
    June 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Case of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus is Reported to WHO
    On June 16, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The patient is a 42-year-old man from ...More
    June 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Genes Found in Nature Yield 1918-Like Virus with Pandemic Potential
    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, led by ...More
    June 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Four Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus are Reported to WHO
    On June 4, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Details of the cases are as follows: A ...More
    June 10, 2014 Posted in News
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