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Avian influenza treatments identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:30

In a novel discovery, scientists have identified six potential therapeutics to treat the deadly H7N9 avian influenza.

China confirms 131 bird flu cases, 39 deaths

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 09:42

A total of 131 H7N9 Avian flu cases have been reported on the Chinese mainland, including 39 cases resulting in deaths.

China approves new drug to treat bird flu, cases rise to 18

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 14:34

China on Saturday approved a new type of drug that it believes may be effective in treating the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus.

China bird flu: Second city suspends live poultry, orders culling

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 12:23

A day after Shanghai closed a live poultry trading zone and ordered culling of thousands of birds, China`s Hangzhou city followed suit after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was detected from quails sold in its farm produce market.

China bird-flu outbreak toll reaches six

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:17

The toll from an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu in eastern China rose to six on Friday with the deaths of a farmer in Zhejiang province and two other people in this metropolis.

Mexico decrees health emergency for avian flu

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 12:20

Mexican authorities decreed a health emergency due to an outbreak of avian flu in the central state of Guanajuato, where some 582,000 domestic fowl exposed to the virus could be slaughtered to eradicate it, officials said.

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 14:46

The avian flu refers to infection with bird flu Type A viruses.

Flu study that sparked censorship row is published at last

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 08:29

Scientists who created a mutant virus to explore a key aspect of influenza published their research.

Is global warming making avian flu virus more lethal, ask scientists

Last Updated: Saturday, January 02, 2010, 18:10

Does global warming help avian flu virus mutate into more lethal versions? That`s the million-dollar question bothering scientists.