Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that`s causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

South Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

South Korea stepped up the culling of poultry and enforced strict quarantine measures Saturday to stop the country`s first outbreak of bird flu in three years from spreading, officials said.

H5N1 outbreak: Union Health Ministry team goes to Chhattisgarh

Following reports about the outbreak of Avian flu in poultry farms in Durg and Bastar districts of Chhattisgarh, a team of Union Health Ministry has gone there to take stock of the situation.

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract.

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract.

Drug target to boost body`s natural flu killer identified

A known difficulty in fighting influenza (flu) is the ability of the flu viruses to mutate and thus evade various medications that were previously found to be effective.

Flu `Holy Grail` comes closer to reality

The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2.

Flu `Holy Grail` comes closer to reality

The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2.

India free from bird flu: Govt

The government on Wednesday announced that the country is free of bird flu disease.

Bird flu deaths in Asia prompt call for scrutiny

Virologists warned on Tuesday that there was no vaccine against a mutant strain of H5N1 bird flu.

Why bird flu didn`t become a pandemic

Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.

Why bird flu didn`t become a pandemic

Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.

Osteoporosis drugs effective in killing H1N1, H5N1

Two existing drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be effective in killing influenza viruses, including the new H1N1 swine flu and the H5N1 bird flu viruses, researchers in Hong Kong have found.

Osteoporosis drugs effective in killing H1N1, H5N1

Two existing drugs used to treat osteoporosis may be effective in killing influenza viruses, including the new H1N1 swine flu and the H5N1 bird flu viruses, researchers in Hong Kong have found.