Avian influenza: How it infects humans, treatment and more!

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), H5N1 first infected humans in 1997, leading to a number of deaths. 

Oct 20, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

First human H7N9 case this winter reported in China

The first human H7N9 case this winter was reported in south China's Guangdong province, the provincial health commission announced on Tuesday.

Nov 24, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Bird flu confirmed in Canadian patient after China trip

The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a Canadian woman who recently returned from a trip to China, health officials said Monday.

Jan 27, 2015, 02:45 AM IST

Two afflicted with H7N9 bird flu strain in China

Two new confirmed cases of humans infected by the H7N9 strain of bird flu was reported from China's Guangdong province Monday.

Jan 13, 2015, 08:38 AM IST

Hong Kong culls 15,000 chickens amid bird flu alert

Hong Kong began culling thousands of chickens Wednesday after the deadly H7N9 virus was discovered in poultry imported from China, days after the city raised alert levels when a woman was hospitalised with the disease.

Dec 31, 2014, 11:02 AM IST

Chicken flu virus can help spot deadly influenza strain

 Warning signs of the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus could be traced in flu viruses circulating in poultry farms, research suggests.

Dec 30, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

New Dutch cull ordered after bird flu confirmed as H5N8

Dutch authorities on Monday ordered the cull of 50,000 poultry after a bird flu outbreak on a nearby farm was confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain.

Dec 02, 2014, 00:41 AM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2014, 00:42 AM IST

Chinese scientists claim H7N9 treatment breakthrough

Chinese scientists have claimed to have found a human blood protein associated with the H7N9 fatality rate.

May 07, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

China reports four more bird flu cases

Four more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in two Chinese provinces Friday, authorities said.

Feb 22, 2014, 09:36 AM IST

Four new H7N9 cases in China

A girl in central China`s Hunan province was confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 bird flu, the fourth case China reported Sunday.

Feb 03, 2014, 04:08 AM IST

Six new H7N9 cases reported in China

Six new human cases of H7N9 bird flu and a death case due to it were reported in China Saturday, health authorities said.

Feb 02, 2014, 07:52 AM IST

China reports new bird flu virus case

A human case of H7N9 was reported in east China`s Zhejiang province Sunday, authorities said in a statement.

Jan 06, 2014, 04:24 AM IST

Emerging bird flu strain still far from affecting humans

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.

Dec 06, 2013, 18:08 PM IST

Chinese researchers develop bird flu vaccine

Chinese researchers have developed a vaccine for H7N9 bird flu virus which left more than 45 dead in China during the last few months.

Oct 27, 2013, 21:39 PM IST

New China H7N9 bird flu cases ``signal potential winter epidemic``

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.

Oct 25, 2013, 09:56 AM IST

Scientists find another flu virus in Chinese chicken

Scientists studying the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed more than 40 people since March, they had discovered another H7-type virus lurking in chickens in China.

Aug 22, 2013, 08:48 AM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2013, 22:16 PM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2013, 17:49 PM IST