Articles by Bird Flu
Wild Geese Spread Bird Flu, Study Shows
January 07 2015 5:04 PM
A new study shows that wild geese may carry bird flu virus on their wings when they migrate. The study uses GPS tracking data of four species of Asian wild fowl and genetic analysis of the virus to suggest that the strain H5N1 travels along migratory flyways.
Canada Poultry Farms Infected With Bird Flu, Christmas Market Likely To Be Affected
December 03 2014 4:02 PM
At least two poultry farms in British Columbia have been affected by avian flu.
Bird Flu Update: European Union Commission Enforces Curbs On Poultry : UK Says It Is At Low Risk
November 19 2014 10:08 PM
Bird flu eruption in European Union countries such as U.K, Netherlands and Germany has been causing concern.
Avian Flu Outbreak Hits Europe
November 18 2014 11:36 PM
The poultry industry in some parts of Britain and the Netherlands has been infected by bird flu of H5 strain.
Ebola Update: Honeysuckle Plant Could Be Cure For Flu And Ebola
October 17 2014 6:17 PM
Researchers have found that a molecule in the honeysuckle plant called MIR2911 has the potential to cure Influenza A infections.
Top 10 Deadliest Viruses To Ever Exist
July 31 2014 4:19 PM
An out of control Ebola outbreak that is being called the biggest in history is wrecking havoc in West Africa and experts fear that it’s far from over. As of 23 July 2014, according to the World Health organization, the Ebola virus disease has claimed 672 lives and has infected 1,201 people. Ebola is highly contagious with a death rate of 90%. Only a mere 10% of its victims survive. It is transferred through direct contact with the blood, secretions and other bodily fluids of infected animals a...
Deadly New Bird Flu Strain H10N8 Discovered in China, 1 Already Dead
February 06 2014 3:57 PM
A new deadly new bird flu strain H10N8 has been discovered in China. At least one has died from the brand-new bird flu strain.
H7N9 Bird Flu Virus: China Bans Live Trading, Hong Kong Slaughters 20,000 Birds
January 29 2014 2:20 PM
Days before the Chinese Lunar New Year and Chinese residents won't be serving chicken on their festivity tables. China has effected a ban of live poultry sales following a jump in the number of H7N9 infections. The ban covers large parts of eastern and southern China. Immediately on Tuesday, Hong Kong slaughtered 20,000 chickens found with the deadly bird flu virus.
1 Dead from H5N1 Bird Flu Infection in Canada, 1st in North America
January 09 2014 12:28 PM
At least one person has died in Canada from the fatal H5N1 avian influenza infection, the first ever also from the entire North America. The victim succumbed to the disease after recently travelling to Beijing, China in December 2013.
H1N1 Flu Virus Has Come Back, Should the World Worry?
January 07 2014 1:38 PM
The fatal Influenza A (H1N1) virus, which became pandemic in 2009-2010 with at least 18,138 global deaths, has staged a comeback in the U.S. Should the world worry?
China Bird Flu Alert: 11 Quarantined Due To H5N2 Avian Influenza Virus
December 24 2013 9:28 AM
About 11 people in north China's Hebei Province were quarantined on Monday after health authorities confirmed they had direct contact with chicken infected with H5N2 avian influenza virus.
1 Dead in China from New H10N8 Bird Flu Virus Strain, Hong Kong Issues Travel Advisory
December 18 2013 5:19 PM
A new bird flu H10N8 virus strain has been found in China, and it has killed one woman in the country.
Dreaded H7N9 Bird Flu Strain Reaches Hong Kong, At Least One Confirmed Infected
December 03 2013 4:48 PM
The dreaded H7N9 bird flu strain has reached Hong Kong. On Monday, health officials confirmed and reported the country's first patient to succumb to the infection.
China Tourism Drops in Q1 2013 as Tourists Get Turned Off by Air Pollution, H7N9 Flu Virus
August 14 2013 4:26 PM
Unless China radically implements measures and steps to salvage what remains of its environment, it may have to expect and get used to dwindling tourist numbers.
China Confirms First Human Transmission of H7N9 Avian Influenza
August 13 2013 1:33 PM
A woman working as a poultry slaughtering worker in Boluo country in Southern China's Guangdong province has contracted the dreaded H7N9 avian influenza, prompting authorities to confirm the virus can be transmitted to humans.
Despite H7N9 Bird Flu Infection, Pregnant Chinese Woman Patient Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Girl
July 19 2013 3:40 PM
A pregnant Chinese woman patient infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has given birth to a healthy baby girl on Wednesday, despite being diagnosed with the deadly bug two months earlier.
Tasmanian Couple Keep 11-Yr Old Son From Attending School for Five Years
July 03 2013 12:13 PM
A couple of Tasmania have pleaded guilty to keep their son away from school. The couple, Geoff and Hannah Briggs, said they kept their 11-year-old child from going to school because they were afraid of the boy's life-threatening allergies. Appearing before the Magistrates Court , Davonport, they were charged with one count of disrupting their child's education.
Pandemonium Erupts as H7N9 Bird Flu Resists Only Known Working Flu Drug Tamiflu
May 29 2013 2:50 PM
The world's only known working anti-viral flu drug Tamiflu has been rendered ineffective against the bird-flu strain H7N9 virus. Essentially, the virus has mutated. It won't be long before global pandemonium erupts unless a new effective drug is created and immediately made available to humans.
China’s Bird Flu Outbreak Cost Industry Losses of $6.5bn
May 24 2013 2:34 PM
While the spread of H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China, public healthcare experts say the bird flu outbreak has cost the country's poultry industry more than 40 billion yuan ($6.5 billion) in losses despite Beijing's swift actions to contain the outbreak.
H7N9 Virus: Human-to-Human Transmission Possible – Study
May 24 2013 11:21 AM
The bird flu strain H7N9, which had so far infected 131 and killed 36 in China, could be passed on between humans through the air and close contact.