A new strain of avian flu is causing concern among health officials because it exhibits different characteristics from other strains and may mutate further, causing a pandemic.
A flu vaccine given just under the surface of the skin that includes four strains of inactivated influenza could be more protective than a similar flu vaccine containing only three strains, Saint Louis University ...
Dutch authorities have identified an outbreak of avian flu in chickens at a farm in the centre of the country that is likely a "low risk" strain, officials said Thursday.
Scientists sounded warnings Wednesday over H7N9 bird flu in China and the H1N1 strain of swine flu in India that have jointly claimed more than 1,700 lives.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan.
Federal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock.
Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about twice a decade, a new study publishing March 3rd in PLOS Biology suggests.
Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations. These antibodies ...
Federal health officials are facing questioning about why this year's flu vaccine isn't giving good protection against the winter menace.
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.
Flu season is now peaking. The rate of effectiveness for this year's vaccine has been disappointing, with at least half the states reporting widespread incidence of influenza. Dr. Paul Skolnik, an infectious ...
Two people have died of the H7N9 strain of avian flu in China's eastern province of Fujian, state media said Saturday, quoting local health officials.
(HealthDay)—Thousands of people are being hospitalized and 26 children have died from influenza so far, Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during ...
Taiwan on Sunday ordered the slaughter of 16,000 geese and ducks to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens.
Taiwanese authorities began culling around 120,000 chickens on Friday following the latest outbreak of a less virulent strain of bird flu, one of the island's biggest culls in recent years.