Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert comments on human health risks of current bird flu outbreak

As the world grapples with one of the largest recorded outbreaks of bird flu (H5N1 avian influenza) concerns have been raised in the media about the potential risks to human health and whether this is the next pandemic we ...

Vaccination

Adjuvant-free avian influenza vaccines in the works

Avian influenza, an acute viral infectious disease that occurs in poultry such as chickens, ducks, and migratory birds, has been reported to be transmittable to humans. It is difficult to control because it spreads among ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges flu vigilance after human H10N3 case

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to remain vigilant for influenza following the recent confirmation by Chinese health authorities of the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First human case of H10N3 bird flu: What we know

China revealed the first human case of H10N3 bird flu on Tuesday, an announcement that has so far raised no alarm among world health authorities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers assess bird flu virus subtypes in China

The avian influenza virus subtype H16N3 is currently detectable in many countries. To examine the potential threat to humans of H16N3, researchers recently performed an extensive avian influenza surveillance in major wild ...

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