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Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan.
Medical News Today | Mar 14, 2015 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New compound protects 100 percent of ferrets, mice, from H5N1 Since 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60...
Medical News Today | Mar 7, 2015 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'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 08:00 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 09:00 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 07:00 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 08:00 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 10:00 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 07:00 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 07:00 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 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend