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Health > Cold & Flu
Researchers have discovered human antibodies that neutralize not only H5N1 bird flu but other strains of influenza as well and say they hope to develop them into lifesaving treatments.
 
Scientists on Sunday unveiled lab-made human antibodies that can disable several types of influenza, including highly-lethal H5N1 bird flu and the "Spanish Flu" strain that killed tens of millions in 1918.
 
A 23-year-old woman from northern Vietnam has died of the H5N1 virus in Vietnam's first bird flu death of the year, a doctor said Sunday.
 
Hong Kong authorities said Friday that a dead bird found in the southern Chinese territory had tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus.
 
A recent string of bird flu infections in humans in China posed no pandemic risk as the cases were unrelated, but authorities need to remain alert, U.N. experts said on Wednesday.
 
A Vietnamese man has tested positive for bird flu, the third confirmed infection by the deadly H5N1 virus in the Southeast Asian country this year, health officials said Monday.
 
A second outbreak of bird flu in less than a month has been detected on another poultry farm in Canada's westernmost British Columbia province, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Wednesday.
 
Japan's plan for any future influenza pandemic calls for shutting down airports, closing schools and organizing mass cremations of the dead in hopes of keeping the virus off its shores or at least containing it.
 
China has slaughtered more than 13,000 birds after an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was confirmed in the far west, state media said.
 
Young people not immune from flu virus: CDC
A female nurse aged 30 in Taipei County became the fourth patient killed by flu virus in Taiwan, proving that even the young and able-bodied are not exempt from the mutated virus.
 
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