Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTAre our furry bat buddies friend or foe this Halloween? An international team of scientists finds that bat flu may have the potential to transmit to humans.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PSTMonitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PSTThe genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PSTLike any other virus, the flu virus invades host cells and hijacks cell machinery to replicate and spread. Now, scientists have found a host protein that is key to this process.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PSTIn clinical trials, several candidate H7N9 pandemic influenza vaccines made from inactivated viruses have been shown to be safe and to generate an immune response.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 PSTThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next...
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:00:00 PSTInfluenza pandemics are potentially the most serious natural catastrophes that affect the human population.
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:00:00 PSTThe avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:00:00 PSTScientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:00 PSTThe world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:00:00 PSTIn a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two...
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:00:00 PSTNIAID research could aid development of universal flu vaccineA vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health...
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:00:00 PSTA case of H7N7 avian flu has now been confirmed in Lancashire.A temporary control zone imposed on Friday at the affected farm has now been replaced by a 10 kilometre surveillance zone and an...
Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 PSTA recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.
Wed, 20 May 2015 03:00:00 PSTAfter discovering how flu-killing T cells remember different strains of virus, researchers believe we are closer to developing a single flu jab that protects for life.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:00:00 PSTThe Arizona Department of Agriculture is working with large and small poultry farmers in the state concerning the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PSTA simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:00:00 PSTViral changes make current situation more complexHighly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds.The U.S.
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PSTScientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan.
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PSTSince 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60...
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:00:00 PSTThe annual preventive flu injection yields protection against the more dangerous avian strain H7N9 - a discovery that has led the researchers to call for universal vaccination.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:00:00 PSTA practical guide for healthcare professionals to help improve communication during major disease outbreaks was launched Monday 2 February 2015.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PSTInfluenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous?
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:00:00 PSTA proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 03:00:00 PSTBy sequencing the viral genome of the H9N2 chicken virus, scientists have mapped its evolution since 1994 and found clues as to how it helped H7N9 emerge as a threat to humans.