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H5N1

H5N1, also known as "bird flu", A(H5N1) or Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. A bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for "highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1", is the causative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as "avian influenza" or "bird flu". It is enzootic in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread. Most references to "bird flu" and H5N1 in the popular media refer to this strain.  Read More

Articles About H5N1

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Top 10 Deadliest Viruses To Ever Exist

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

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. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AIDS, BACK PAIN, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, BIRD FLU

Health workers inspecting a poultry market
Deadly New Bird Flu Strain H10N8 Discovered in China, 1 Already Dead

By IBTimes AU

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. (Feb 06)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, BIRD FLU

Poultry
Bird Flu Outbreak in China, New Strain Kills One

By IBTimes IN

Scientists have identified another deadly new strain of bird flu in China, amidst the recent H7N9 outbreak in the country that killed three Chinese people and infected another 300. (Feb 05)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ANTIBIOTIC, INFECTION, BIRD FLU

Ducks walk around an area where a suspected outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus was reported in Vietnam.
South Korea Confirms Bird Flu, Expands Culling

By Reuters

South Korea confirmed the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu on Saturday and said it would expand the culling of birds to a radius of 3-km (1.9 mile) around a duck farm, but a nationwide suspension of poultry shipment was considered premature. (Jan 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, BIRD FLU

Health officials in protective suits transport sacks of poultry as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu
1 Dead from H5N1 Bird Flu Infection in Canada, 1st in North America

By IBTimes AU

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. (Jan 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INFECTION, AVIAN INFLUENZA, BIRD FLU

China: Deadly H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Transmitted from Person to Person

By IBTimes UK

Experts say new bird flu virus has potential to cause pandemic. (Aug 07, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BIRD FLU, LONDON

Scientists Warn Against Complacency on Deadly H7N9 Bird Flu

By Reuters

A new and deadly strain of bird flu that emerged in China in February but seems to have petered out in recent months could reappear later this year when the warm season comes to an end - and could spread internationally, scientists said on Monday. (Jun 24, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT, SWINE FLU, INFECTION, BIRD FLU

H7N9 Virus: Human-to-Human Transmission Possible – Study

By IBTimes AU

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. (May 24, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ALLERGY, BIRD FLU, HUMAN FLU

H1N1 Flu Virus Mutates, Presence Confirmed in California Coast Elephant Seals

By IBTimes AU

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. (May 17, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, CALIFORNIA, INFECTION

Bird Flu Drags Down Badminton Apparel, Food Sales

By IBTimes AU

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. (May 15, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BIRD FLU