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Tackling immune response could be promising new direction for flu drugs A new study suggests targeting the immune response - rather than the virus - may be an effective way for drugs to fight H7N9 avian flu and other highly virulent pathogens.
Medical News Today | Jul 22, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Patient choice and hospital capacity during a pandemic Allowing patients to choose which hospital they attend when suffering illness during a pandemic rather than assigning them to a specific healthcare facility is appealing to patients during such a...
Medical News Today | Jul 9, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The risk of H7N9 infection is mapped in Asia Since 2013, two epidemic waves of avian influenza H7N9 human infections have affected China, with over 400 human cases reported to date, a case fatality rate of approximately 30%, and no human to...
Medical News Today | Jun 19, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Concentration of bird markets increases deadly bird flu, areas at risk mapped A dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other...
Medical News Today | Jun 19, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
1918-like virus with pandemic potential uncovered in genes found in nature An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918...
Medical News Today | Jun 13, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
H10N8 strain of bird flu is 'not a current threat to public health' Experts assessing the the latest strain of avian flu conclude that there is no current risk of a pandemic, but they stress the importance of monitoring for mutations.
Medical News Today | May 29, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Risk of accidental release a concern in experiments using virulent avian flu strains Experiments creating dangerous flu strains that are transmissible between mammals pose too great a risk to human life from potential release, according to an editorial by researchers from Harvard...
Medical News Today | May 22, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vaccination during 'optimal window' is the key to saving lives and money in next flu pandemic Early vaccination could reduce morbidity, mortality, and health care costs associated with pandemic flu, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Medical News Today | May 19, 2014 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A hotbed for new diseases: China study improves understanding of disease spread Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown how the travel and socialisation patterns of people in Southern China can give greater insight into how new diseases such as bird flu may spread...
Medical News Today | May 5, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Potential to prevent pandemics following insights into how a bird flu virus spreads The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can't spread easily between people.
Medical News Today | Apr 14, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend