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'Bird flu protection' given by seasonal flu vaccine The annual preventive flu injection yields protection against the more dangerous avian strain H7N9 - a discovery that has led the researchers to call for universal vaccination.
Medical News Today | Feb 18, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Practical guide to improve communication during disease outbreaks launched A practical guide for healthcare professionals to help improve communication during major disease outbreaks was launched Monday 2 February 2015.
Medical News Today | Feb 4, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes Influenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous?
Medical News Today | Jan 25, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Avian flu in Hong Kong hospital controlled by infection control preparedness measures A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu.
Medical News Today | Jan 7, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mapping chicken flu virus offers clues about deadly H7N9 bird flu By sequencing the viral genome of the H9N2 chicken virus, scientists have mapped its evolution since 1994 and found clues as to how it helped H7N9 emerge as a threat to humans.
Medical News Today | Dec 30, 2014 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Immunity to many types of flu viruses boosted by seasonal flu vaccines Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the...
Medical News Today | Dec 11, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Advice for backyard poultry keepers to protect birds from avian flu, UK Following the recent case of avian flu discovered in The Netherlands, the British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and British Veterinary Poultry...
Medical News Today | Dec 6, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New candidate vaccine against risky avian influenza The avian influenza (bird flu) virus of the H5N1 subtype continues to infect people, especially in South-Eastern Asia.
Medical News Today | Nov 26, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of...
Medical News Today | Nov 21, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Plant MIR2911 - 'Virological penicillin' directly targets influenza A viruses In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses...
Medical News Today | Oct 8, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend