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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese scientists claim H7N9 treatment breakthrough

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bird flu causing human infections also traced to farm poultry: Study

Chinese scientists have revealed that human cases of novel H7N9 influenza virus infections can also be traced to a virus circulating among birds in poultry farms.