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.
A stomach virus has stricken people on a third U.S. cruise ship, with a vessel sailing from New Orleans delayed by norovirus.
With flu fatalities continuing to climb, Taiwan's disease control authorities urged people yesterday to take precautions against the current flu outbreak that is expected to reach its peak during the Lunar New Year holiday.
The strain of bird flu that killed a Chinese man cannot spread among people, a health agency said Monday, appealing for calm after the country's first reported case of the disease in humans in 18 months.
A bus driver in southern China who contracted the bird flu virus died Saturday, health authorities said, in the nation's first reported human case of the deadly disease in 18 months.
Fever phobia is rampant among parents of young children, according to a myth-busting American Academy of Pediatrics report that advises against treatment every time a kid's temperature inches up.
H1N1 flu is likely to stage a comeback in Taiwan with the number of cases likely to peak around mid-January, according to medical experts. They urged people living and working in Taiwan to take new anti-flu vaccines to cope with flu viruses amid prolonged cold weather.1 Comment
Free inoculations against influenza will be available to the country's residents starting today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday.
Newborn babies whose mothers got a flu shot while pregnant are less likely to get the flu or to be admitted to the hospital with a respiratory illness in the first six months of life, U.S. researchers said on Monday.