Health officials say the situation is “serious” after a domestic worker was hospitalized in November.
To prepare for a potential pandemic of avian influenza caused by H5N1, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine boosted so its doses can provide stronger immune responses against the flu virus.
The latest version is called H6N1, and represents the first time that this strain of bird flu has jumped from birds to people.
Researchers discovered it before it became a pandemic, but there’s no vaccine for it yet
The first estimates of the severity of the H7N9 influenza virus show that about one-third of people who were hospitalized with the infection died. And flu experts warn that the strain could reappear in the next flu season.
Researchers have more questions than answers about the latest bird flu circulating in China, including whether birds are the only reservoir for the virus.
In the wake of emerging H7N9 cases in China, citizens are taking to the country’s social media service, Weibo, to post the latest tallies of individuals infected with the new bird flu strain. The deletion of some of the posts is …
Flu season may be coming to an end in some parts of the world, but a new influenza virus harbored by birds may be starting its global assault.
Researchers who voluntarily stopped work on a potent strain of influenza they created in the lab are hoping to end the moratorium on their studies.
It may take as few as five mutations for H5N1 to go from being a bird-only problem to a potentially deadly human pandemic flu, researchers report.
After an epic debate over whether to release research detailing how scientists created H5N1 in the lab, Nature finally published one of the two controversial papers on Wednesday.
Researchers who created a so-called superstrain of H5N1 bird flu say the virus may not be as lethal or as virulent as has been widely suggested.