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: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 13:44
A team of researchers has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization`s count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:53
Researchers have shown how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells.
Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 14:45
Researchers have discovered a new way to improve future flu vaccines after finding that seasonal flu is able to escape immunity from vaccines with as little as a single amino acid substitution.
Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 10:16
A bird flu strain that scientists believed could not infect humans has shown up in a Taiwanese woman.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 13:13
Researchers in Taiwan today called on watchdogs to keep up their guard after a flu virus that commonly circulates among chickens was found for the first time in a human being.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 22:30
The government today declared the country free from bird flu and has notifed the same to OIE-world organisation for animal health.