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h5n1 Bird Flu

Scary New 'Hybrid' Bird Flu Created In Lab

natureheader | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

By Ed Yong As the world is transfixed by a new H7N9 bird flu virus spreading through China, a study reminds us that a different avian influenza — H...

We Are Not Safe From Bird Flu as Long as Factory Farms Exist

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

In spite of our current low risk, it is just a matter of time before H5N1, H7N3 or another influenza strain evolves into a dangerous form that results in a pandemic. And the events in Mexico and Cambodia beg the question: Are we ever going to be safe from bird flu?

H5N1 Bird Flu May Be Less Deadly to Humans Than Previously Thought -- Or Not

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By Helen Branswell (Click here for the original article) A simple math problem lies at the heart of a heated debate over whether scientists should...

The Bird Flu Debate: How to Avoid Ruffling Feathers While Still Having a Real Conversation

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science
Leslie Gerwin

The recent controversy over whether to research and publish data about a human transmissible H5N1 bird flu is disheartening to one who has spent a career advocating policies to promote and protect the public's health.