Bird flu kills five in Libya

Five people have died in Libya as a result of bird flu, an official said Monday.

Incubation period of avian influenza over: Official

A team of experts will check water samples of Sukhna lake where some geese were culled after an avian flu scare even as authorities say there was no fresh case of any deaths of birds.

Central team initiates plan to prevent bird flu

A central team has initiated a "micro plan", which includes house-to-house survey, to prevent Avian Influenza from spreading to humans in Chandigarh after several wild birds died due to the disease at Sukhna Lake.

Kerala bird flu: Virus identified as H5N1, vigilance stepped up

The strain of avian influenza that caused deaths of thousands of duck in the three districts of Kerala has been identified as H5N1, which could also spread to human beings though the infection caused by it can be cured, officials said Thursday.

Kerala issues red alert in three districts after bird flu scare

 A red alert has been declared in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala following an outbreak of avian influenza in the Kuttanadu area.

Bird flu outbreak reported on British duck farm

Britain on Sunday reported an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm in northern England but said that the risk to public health was "very low".

Avian influenza treatments identified

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

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.

Bird flu detected in Japan, 112,000 chickens to be culled

After two birds tested positive for avian influenza at a Japanese poultry farm Sunday, 112,000 chickens would be culled, the country`s agriculture ministry said.

Shanghai reports two deaths in China bird flu outbreak

Two people have died from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in China`s commercial hub Shanghai, including a medical doctor, the local government said Monday, the city`s first fatalities from the virus this year.

1950s pandemic influenza virus still remains health threat to under 50s

Researchers reported H2N2 avian viruses could infect human respiratory cells.

Govt declares country free from bird flu

The government today declared the country free from bird flu and has notifed the same to OIE-world organisation for animal health.

China reports second H7N9 bird flu case in October

China confirmed a new human case of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu on Wednesday, the second infection reported in October after a summer lull.

Avian influenza A virus `potential pandemic threat`!

A new research has found that novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza A virus, has potential for both virulence and transmissibility in humans.

New avian influenza strain found in China

A new strain of bird flu that can infect and kill animals has been discovered in chickens in poultry markets in China, according to a new study.

Quack shot: Duck genome takes aim at bird flu

An international team of scientists said today they had sequenced the genome of the duck as part of an investigation into a natural source for avian influenza.

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.

Bird flu toll rises to 33 in China

The toll due to the H7N9 avian influenza in China has risen to 33, with the death of an 83-year-old woman in Shanghai, officials said Saturday.

H7N9`s infection risks mapped

Scientists have mapped avian influenza (H7N9) risk based on the northwards migratory patterns of birds using environmental and meteorological data - from Zhejiang, Shanghai, and Jiangsu, to Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang.

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 on Sunday, the third announcement in three days of a case in a new location.