Chicken resistant to avian flu will emerge: WHO expert

 Viruses in birds will live for many years but when they move to hosts, there will be deadly reaction, says expert.

Avian flu: Indians should examine their genomics, says expert

An acclaimed American virology scientist said here on Tuesday that India should look into the genes of its people to see why various strains of avian influenza virus are not affecting them.

Take preventive measures from bird flu virus: DM Vimal Kumar Sharma

District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma on Wednesday asked all concerned officials of veterinary, health and forest department to take preventive measures to check the incidence of bird flu (Avian flu) virus in the district.

Hundreds of hens culled in Amethi to check bird flu

Hundreds of hens and other birds including ducks and pigeons were culled Monday in different villages of Bazar Shukul block in Amethi district to check the spread of bird flu, a senior official said.

Taiwan sees severest bird flu outbreak in decade

 The current outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian flu, in Taiwan is the most severe experienced in the past decade, the island's agriculture council chief said.

New outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state

A third outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Washington state, prompting agriculture officials on Tuesday to warn bird owners to keep their flocks away from migratory birds that have spread viruses from Oregon to British Columbia.

Five patients treated for swine flu at Hyderabad hospital die

Five persons treated for swine flu at a major state-run hospital have died since January 1, a senior health official said.

Minor fever with breathlessness can be swine flu: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Friday issued a set of guidelines to tackle swine flu and urged citizens not to neglect minor cases of fever with breathlessness.

Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake cordoned off after bird flu scare

A day after the dreaded avian influenza, H5N1, has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh, the area was cordoned off early today.

Avian flu in Kerala: About 200,000 birds to be culled

 Kerala has decided to cull about 200,000 poultry birds as a precautionary measure against the H5 avian influenza virus, a minister said Tuesday.

Avian influenza treatments identified

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

Avian flu virus H7N9 has potential to become global threat

A new study has found that the emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu.

Viroblock new cholesterol face mask kills swine flu, avian flu and corona viruses

Viroblock SA, a Swiss start-up, today presented new data at ICPIC 2013 in Geneva, showing that their face-mask containing proprietary novel cholesterol depletion technology traps and kills over 99.9995% of H1N1 flu viruses (swine flu), 99.999% of H5N1 flu viruses (avian flu) and 99.997% human corona viruses on pass through air.

New H7N9 bird flu resistant to drugs

With the new bird flu that has emerged in China, drug resistance has been detected in patients infected.

H7N9 flu virus transmitted through close contact, coughing

Scientists have proved that the H7N9 influenza virus is efficiently transmitted when animals are in close contact-defined in the study as touching, coughing and the exchange of bodily fluids.

Mexico slaughters 55,000 chickens to contain bird flu

Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico`s agriculture department said.

Bird flu toll in China rises to 24

An 89-year-old man has died in Shanghai from bird flu, raising the toll from the outbreak of the H7N9 strain of the disease to 24, media reports said.

H7N9 bird flu spreads to central China`s Hunan

China`s deadly outbreak of H7N9 bird flu has spread to the central province of Hunan, local health authorities said Saturday, the third announcement in three days of a case in a new location.

Source of deadly H7N9 influenza virus confirmed as from live China poultry market

In March 2013, a novel H7N9 influenza virus was identified in China as the etiological agent of a flu-like disease in humans, resulting in some deaths.

China allocates $48.6 mn for avian flu control

China has allocated 303 million yuan ($48.6 million) to control H7N9 avian flu, authorities said.