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.

H7N9 bird flu claims 20 lives in China

The bird flu has claimed 20 lives while causing 102 cases of the avian influenza --H7N9 -- in China, with six fresh cases being reported from coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu Sunday, Xinhua reported.

Bird flu virus strain from mainland arrives in Taiwan

In mainland China, 98 H7N9 cases had been reported as of Saturday, including 18 that ended in death.

China suspends wild bird sales over avian flu

Chinese government has ordered suspension of wild bird sales in a bid to prevent spread of the H7N9 bird flu.

China confirms 87 bird flu cases; 17 dead

China Thursday confirmed the number of bird flu affected cases reached 87 in the country, with a total of 17 people already dead due to H7N9 avian influenza.

Experts unclear how China bird flu infects humans

Almost three weeks after China reported finding a new strain of bird flu in humans, experts are still stumped by how people are becoming infected when many appear to have had no recent contact with live fowl and the virus isn`t supposed to pass from person to person.

Bird flu claims 14th victim in China

Chinese authorities have confirmed the death of another person from the H7N9 bird-flu virus in the eastern province of Jiangsu, raising the number of deaths to 14.

60 avian flu cases in China, 13 dead

The total number of confirmed cases of H7N9 avian influenza in China has reached 60, including 13 people who died from the disease, the government said.

Japan government gets new anti-flu powers

Japan`s government today gave itself new powers aimed at curbing the outbreak of infectious diseases, as the country nervously watches the spread of deadly H7N9 bird flu in China.

H7N9 vaccine may take months: US agency

Developing a vaccine for the H7N9 strain of bird flu that has killed 10 people in eastern China could take "many months", US public health experts have said.

Chinese lab reveals H7N9 source

A top Chinese biology lab Wednesday ascribed the H7N9 avian influenza to genetic reassortment of wild birds from east Asia and chickens from east China.