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H7N9 Flu

Hong Kong Confirms First Case Of Bird Flu

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

HONG KONG, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Hong Kong confirmed its first case of deadly H7N9 bird flu on Monday in a further sign that the virus is continuing to ...

Why H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Arose So Quickly

Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/03/2013 01:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The H7N9 bird flu virus appears to be particularly well ada...

Arms Race -- Getting Ahead of Killer Microbes

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The basic tools of disease tracking and data analysis -- which CDC's disease detectives and others relied on to eradicate smallpox, identify Legionnaires' disease, and stop SARS -- remain essential. But they are no longer enough.

China Bird Flu Death Toll Rises To 36

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from...

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...

Bird Flu Poses 'Serious Threat,' Scientists Say

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) - A new strain of bird flu that is causing a deadly outbreak among people in China is a threat...

24 Now Dead From Bird Flu In China

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING, April 29 (Reuters) - A man in Shanghai died from bird flu on Monday, the latest person to die from the H7N9 strain of the virus first disco...

China Bird Flu Is One Of 'Most Lethal' Flu Viruses So Far, WHO Says

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING -- A new strain of bird flu that emerged in China over the past month is one of the "most lethal" flu viruses so far, worrying health official...

H7N9 Found In Northeastern China, Bringing Case Count To 105

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING, April 22 (Reuters) - A man in the northeastern Chinese province of Shandong has been infected by a new strain of bird flu, the first case f...

China Bird Flu Death Toll Rises

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living

GENEVA, April 21 (Reuters) - Two more people have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 20 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus...

Bird Flu In China Not Spreading Easily Among Humans: WHO

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — There's no evidence a new bird flu strain is spreading easily among people in China even though there may be sporadic cases of the vir...

14 Now Dead From H7N9 Flu

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — A new case of bird flu in China's capital, a 4-year-old boy who displayed no symptoms, is adding to the unknowns about the latest outb...

Bird Flu Death Toll Rises To 13 In China

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — Two more people have died in China from a new strain of bird flu, raising the death toll from the virus to 13, state media reported Su...

New Technology Is Helping U.S. Faster Develop A Bird Flu Shot

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

(In 20th paragraph, corrects title of Mike Shaw to make clear he runs a CDC laboratory instead of being director of the CDC) * Faster ...

China's Bird Flu Response Shows New Openness

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

SHANGHAI — After a new and lethal strain of bird flu emerged in Shanghai two weeks ago, the government of China's bustling financial capital res...

10 Now Dead From H7N9 Flu

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING/BANGKOK, April 11 (Reuters) - Another person died from a new strain of bird flu in China on Thursday, state media said, bringing to 10 the n...

4-Year-Old Recovers From H7N9 Flu That Has Killed 9

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — A 4-year-old boy has recovered from a new strain of bird flu that has killed nine people in China, a doctor said Wednesday, as the cou...

WHO Talks With China On Sending Bird Flu Team After 7th Person Dies

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — The World Health Organization is talking with the Chinese government about sending international experts to China to help investigate ...

CDC Issues Advisory To Help Doctors Identify Bird Flu

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living

* U.S. has not issued any travel advisories * No bird flu has been found in the United States (Adds details from news conference, f...

6th Person Dies Of H7N9 Flu

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING -- China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain Friday, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered...

The CDC Is Getting A Bird Flu Vaccine Ready (Just In Case)

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living

* Virus has killed five people in China * No evidence of human-to-human transmission By Julie Steenhuysen ...

How Bad Is The New H7N9 Flu Strain?

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living

-- A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have ...

Fifth Person Dies From Bird Flu In China

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING — China has started slaughtering all poultry at a Shanghai market after a new bird flu strain that has killed five people was detected i...

Sneaky Flu Strain Worries Scientists

AP | GILLIAN WONG and MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science

BEIJING — In a worrisome sign, a bird flu in China appears to have mutated so that it can spread to other animals, raising the potential for a b...

2 New Cases Of Bird Flu, Including One Death, Discovered In China

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ben Blanchard and Kate Kelland BEIJING/LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - China has found two more cases of a new strain o...