Indonesia has identified the bird flu virus that killed hundreds of thousands of ducks in recent weeks as a more virulent type which is new to the country, according to a letter seen Tuesday.
Animal health officials have imposed a ban on the movement of chickens at a farm in southern Taiwan that has been found infected with low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza.
House finches avoid sick members of their own species, scientists said Wednesday in a finding that could be useful for tracking the spread of diseases like bird flu that also affects humans.
A 21-year-old male college student died nine days after being infected with the AH3 virus, the Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is looking into the death of an 11-month-old baby girl after she received a flu shot, an official said yesterday.
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The U.S. journal Science published research Thursday on how a mutant strain of bird flu may spread among mammals and possibly humans, following months of controversy over the risks of bioterrorism.
Canadian researchers have found more clues that may help lead to the creation of a universal vaccine against the seasonal flu, according to a study published on Tuesday.
Taking zinc may cut the time adults suffer with a common cold, but consuming it will likely come with unpleasant side effects such as nausea, according to a review of past studies.
Bird flu is believed to be a rare disease that kills more than half of the people it infects, but a U.S. study out Thursday suggests it may be more common and less lethal than previously thought.
Bird flu experts meeting in Geneva on Friday ruled that controversial research on a mutant form of the virus potentially capable of being spread among humans should be made public.