Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 13:32
A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 08:57
A mutant form of the H7N9 flu virus that is resistant to frontline drugs is just as contagious as its non-resistant counterpart, according to a lab test reported on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:08
Scientists have found that avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 12:57
Hong Kong today confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to a report, in the latest sign of the virus spreading beyond mainland China.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:39
Chinese researchers have developed a vaccine for H7N9 bird flu virus which left more than 45 dead in China during the last few months.
Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 09:56
Fresh human cases in eastern China of a deadly new strain of bird flu signal the potential for "a new epidemic wave" of the disease in coming winter months, scientists said on Thursday.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:22
A new research has suggested that a common food additive can block a deadly new strain of avian influenza virus from infecting healthy cells.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:53
China confirmed a new human case of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu on Wednesday, the second infection reported in October after a summer lull.