US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said today.

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.

China reports new bird flu case in humans

One more case of bird flu in humans has been confirmed in China`s Jiangsu province, health authorities said Saturday.

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.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed today bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.

Three more bird flu deaths in China

China`s Guangdong province reported three more deaths and four new human cases of H7N9 infection Friday.

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.

Vaccine offers hope for China`s bird flu cases

Researchers in China`s Shanghai city have announced preliminary success in developing a vaccine as the country is witnessing a rise in cases of humans getting affected by bird flu, or H7N9 virus.

Bird flu kills one more in China

An 81-year-old man died of H7N9 avian flu infection Thursday in China`s Fujian province, local health authorities said Friday.

No proof of new birdflu spreading from human to human: China

Chinese health authorities today said that no proof has been found of the H7N9 virus spreading from human to human.

Three of Chinese family infected with H7N9 virus; one dead

A Chinese man has died of?H7N9 bird flu and two other members of his family were infected with the deadly virus, raising concerns about the prospect of human- to-human transmission of disease.

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.

Increasing toll of H7N9 bird flu demands constant vigilance

A big wave of H7N9 bird flu cases and deaths in China since the start of 2014 is a reminder that emerging flu strains need constant surveillance if the world is not to be caught off guard by a deadly pandemic.

Chinese provinces report five new bird flu cases

The Chinese provinces of Fujian, Guangdong and Zhejiang Friday reported five fresh human cases of H7N9 bird flu, including one death.

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.

Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu

An 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December.

China tightens bird flu precautions

China`s top health authority Friday directed health departments at all levels to tighten supervision of new pneumonia and flu cases.

China confirms human death from new bird flu type

A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.

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.

Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

Researchers in Taiwan today called on watchdogs to keep up their guard after a flu virus that commonly circulates among chickens was found for the first time in a human being.