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Scientists Warn of Possible H7N9 Rebound

The H7N9 strain of bird flu appeared in China in February, claiming its first casualties in March. So far, there have been 130 recorded infections and 37 deaths. While anxiety over the spread of the virus is easing after recent...

First Known H7N9 Bird Flu Deaths Confirmed

The New York Times reports on the H7N9 virus, a new strain of bird flu that has so far killed two and left another ill: Two men have died here after contracting a strain of avian flu that had not been previously found in humans,...

Chinese City Reports Second Bird Flu Fatality

Chinese state media report another patient has died after having contracted the H5N1 influenza virus, also known as Bird Flu. From Xinhua: The second of two people confirmed by the Ministry of Health to have contracted avian...

China Suffers Second Bird Flu Death

A death from bird flu was reported in Guizhou, making it the second fatality within a month. This fatality follows reported deaths in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The Telegraph reports: The latest victim, 39, fell ill on...

Bird-Flu Concerns Resurface

Chinese officials move to contain an unusual outbreak of bird flu in Hong Kong, but haven’t yet traced where the infected birds came from. From the Wall Street Journal: Authorities here slaughtered 2,700 birds and banned...

China Source of Avian Flu Virus

New research suggests that the H5N1 avian flu virus, which has killed 236 people since 2003 and been reported in 14 countries, may have originated in southern China. From Rueters: A genetic analysis of the virus shows that...

China, Pakistan and Vietnam on Bird Flu Alert

China, Pakistan and Vietnam have been reported human deaths of Bird flu. Which country may be the next? From Reuters: China and Pakistan have announced bird flu outbreaks among poultry, a day after two women, one in China and...

Woman Dies of Bird Flu in Southern China

A new case of human death of bird flu rings a bell in China. From Reuters: A woman in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the government said on Monday, the fourth human death from...

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