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Bird Flu Spikes In China Ahead Of Lunar New Year

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahea...

Another 23 In China Infected With Bird Flu

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Another 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu in recent d...

Wave Of H7N9 Cases Shows Bird Flu Demands Constant Vigilance

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A wave of H7N9 bird flu cases and deaths in China since t...

China Reports Second Bird Flu Death In A Week

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living

BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) - China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in southwestern Guizhou province, state news agency Xinhu...

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 ...

First Test Of Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The first human test of an experimental vaccine against a deadly strain of avian flu, us...

Poultry Market Closures Dramatically Cut Cases Of China Bird Flu, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China should close live poultry markets in big cities to disrupt the spread of a new strain...

Scientists Creating Mutant Flu Viruses In The Name Of Research

Reuters | Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch scientists hidden away in a top-security lab...

Scientists Make Mutant Forms Of Bird Flu To Assess Risk

Reuters | Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are to create mutant forms of the H7N9 bird flu virus t...

H7N9 Bird Flu Can Spread Among People, Evidence Suggests

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Chinese scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a new bird flu strain is sometimes able to spread from person to person, ...

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...

Latest Bird Flu Strain 'Kills More Than A Third'

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON — More than a third of patients infected with a new strain of bird flu died after being admitted to the hospital earlier this year, Chine...

China Bird Flu May Have Petered Out For Now, But Experts Warn Of Resurgence

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - A new and deadly strain of bird flu that emerged in China in February but seems to have pe...

New Study Sheds Light On How Bird Flu May Spread Between People

Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/23/2013 02:06 PM EDT on LiveScience It's likely that the new H7N9 bird flu vi...

Which Way Will This Bird Flu Fly?

Steve Zack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

How and where will the new bird flu fly? Will it grow or be contained? History offers different outcomes, yet we do know for certain that zoonotic diseases will continue to emerge.

Bird Flu Cases On The Decline

Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/10/2013 03:19 PM EDT on LiveScience The number of new cases of the H7N9 bird ...

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...

Current Bird Flu Strain Can't Cause A Pandemic, CDC Says

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the current stra...

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...

China Bird Flu Death Toll Rises To 22

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

BEIJING, April 23 (Reuters) - An elderly man in eastern China died of bird flu on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from a strain that recently emerg...

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...