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Avian influenza treatments identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:30

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

US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:31

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.

Isolated Amazon Indians say hello to world

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:57

A vulnerable group of indigenous people from Brazil`s Amazon rainforest with no history of contact with the outside world has reached out to a settlement of indigenous people on the Brazil-Peru border.

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:44

A US-based Japanese scientist said Wednesday he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:32

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

Chinese man dies of H5N6 bird flu

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 17:42

A Chinese man has died of a new strain of avian flu H5N6 while being treated in a hospital, becoming the world`s first case of human to have been affected by the deadly virus, the state media reported today.

Miley Cyrus opens up about `scary` hospital stay

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 15:39

Miley Cyrus has opened up about her recent "scary" hospital stay that forced her to put her ongoing Bangerz tour on hold and reschedule the canceled concerts.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:08

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

China reports three more bird flu cases in humans

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 02:41

Three more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in three provinces, Chinese health authorities said on Saturday.

Miley Cyrus suffering from stomach flu

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 14:53

Pop star Miley Cyrus is suffering from the worst stomach flu of all time.

Philippines bans China poultry imports due to bird flu

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:13

The Philippines said Tuesday it has banned imports of poultry and related products from China after it confirmed an outbreak of the HN52 strain of bird flu in the northern province of Hebei.

South Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 13:58

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.