H5N1

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...

China Says It Will Slaughter 300,000 Infected Chickens

From Wall Street Journal: Chinese agriculture officials ordered the slaughter of more than 300,000 chickens after they found poultry infected with a lethal form of avian influenza — the first such outbreak publicly...

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...

China Reports Second Bird Flu Death in Less Than a Month

China confirms that a man from Guangxi has died of the H5N1 bird flu virus. From Voice of America: China’s Health Ministry says a 41-year-old man from southern China has died of bird flu, the country’s second death...

Man in China Got Bird Flu Fom Contact With Infected Son: Officials – AFP

From AFP: A man in China contracted bird flu because he was in close contact with his infected son, although the virus had not mutated into a form that is highly contagious among humans, authorities said Thursday. A 52-year-old man, identified only by his surname Lu, was hospitalised with the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of […]

China’s Latest Bird Flu Patient Discharged From Hospital – Xinhua

From Xinhua: The latest bird flu patient was discharged from an unidentified hospital on Dec. 26 in the eastern province of Jiangsu, local health authorities said. After being treated for about 20 days, the patient, surnamed Lu, 52, had recovered sufficiently to leave under the care of family members, the Jiangsu Provincial Health Department said. […]

China Reports Good Progress in Human Bird Flu Vaccine – AFP

From AFP: China has made good progress in developing a human vaccine against the deadly bird flu virus, with a second phase of tests showing it to be safe and effective, state press reported Monday. About 400 people aged between 18 and 60 who were given the vaccine between September and November this year had […]

Father of Chinese Bird Flu Victim Also Infected – AP

The report says that there hasn’t been any evidence yet that the father had been infected by his son. But it was possible, from AP via MSNBC: The father of a Chinese man who died of bird flu has also been infected with the H5N1 virus that causes the disease, the World Health Organization reported, […]

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