Articles by H5N1
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.
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.
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.
H1N1 Flu Virus Mutates, Presence Confirmed in California Coast Elephant Seals
May 17 2013 12:27 PM
Experts and researchers working with marine mammals are now being advised to wear protective suits and gear as the dreaded influenza A H1N1 subtype virus has mutated and had been detected present and active in elephant seals off the coast of central California.
Bird Flu Drags Down Badminton Apparel, Food Sales
May 15 2013 3:22 PM
China now has at least two subtypes of the Influenza A viruses lurking and circulating around its perimeters. And as more members of the poultry and fowls industry get culled, not only food sales get affected but also sales of badminton's shuttlecocks and apparel's down jackets.
China Virus Alert: H7N9, H5N1 Strains Active, Tibet Outbreak Kills 1 Child
May 15 2013 12:36 PM
While China continues to wrestle H7N9 which had so far claimed 35 lives, it has succumbed to yet another subtype of the Influenza A viruses, this time the H5N1. The country had reported an outbreak in its southern part Tibet, where a child has died and 64 other children remain infected.
Bird Flu Strain H7N9 Hitting China Not Yet a Pandemic, But..
May 07 2013 1:06 PM
Because the bird flu strain H7N9 that has claimed 27 lives in China has yet to be confirmed that it can be transferred from human to human, health experts said it won't become pandemic. Well, at least not yet or not at least 10 years from now.
Strains of Bird Flu Found Among Ducks in Perth
March 12 2013 5:40 PM
The Department of Agriculture and Food in Australia's state of Perth on Tuesday announced it had found strains of the bird flu among ducks on a property located off the north east. The good news is, the threat poses no risks to human health.
China Travel Alert: China Confirmed with Two Cases of Human Bird Flu
February 11 2013 1:42 PM
Australians who have travel plans to China are advised to take precautionary measures as the country's health ministry announced two people have been inflicted with the H5N1 bird flu virus.
NSW to Cull 50,000 Chickens Due to Bird Flu Hit in Hunter Valley
November 16 2012 10:01 AM
Australia's woes with its farm animals raised for their meat appears to be unending. After 21,000 Australian sheep were culled in October in Pakistan over suspicions of bacterial contamination, another 50,000 chickens in New South Wales were quarantined this week by state authorities.
Australia Slaughters Thousands of Ducks to Contain the Avian Flu Virus
February 02 2012 4:18 PM
Australian authorities have ordered on Wednesday the destruction of some 24,000 ducks in Victoria to contain the spread of the avian flu detected in the southern region of the country.
Scientists Created Bird Flu Superbug that Could Set Off Next Global Pandemic
February 01 2012 10:11 AM
During roughly the same time period that health experts worldwide have been warning that the infamous H5N1 avian flu virus could soon morph into a highly-transmissible, exceedingly-deadly "super strain" capable of killing millions, scientists from around the world have been exposed deliberately developing such a strain in laboratories.
How Hard Would It Be For Avian Flu To Spread?
January 03 2012 7:00 PM
Current reports indicate that two groups of scientists were paid to genetically change a lethal virus into something more infectious. It has triggered fear, even rage, in a few quarters.
Travelers to HK, China Urged to take Precaution on Avian Flu Virus
January 02 2012 2:31 PM
As cases of the avian flu virus seems to worsen in southern China bordering Hong Kong, citizens and visitors are again urged to take precautionary measures against the spread of the disease.