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  • Identification of emerging threats may be aided by 1950s pandemic bird flu virus

    Medical News Today. - December 05, 2013

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50. The research has been published in an advance online edi…

  • FDA approves first adjuvanted vaccine for prevention of H5N1 avian influenza

    Medical News Today. - November 26, 2013

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, commonly known as avian or bird flu. The vaccine, Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted, is for use in people 18 years of age and older who are at in…

  • Influenza Virus Mutations Could Result In Pandemic Flu

    Medical News Today. - June 07, 2013

    If two recently emerged avian influenza virus strains mutate and acquire the ability to become easily human transmissible, they could create a pandemic flu, researchers from MIT reported in the journal Cell. The two bird (avian) flu strains - H5N1 and H7N9 - do not currently transmit …

  • Scientists Identify Origin And History Of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus

    Medical News Today. - May 02, 2013

    For the first time ever, a comprehensive genetic analysis of the H7N9 bird flu virus has been carried out by scientists in China. The findings encompass the origin and evolutionary history of the virus. The first case of the novel avian influenza A H7N9 virus was identified on March 3…

  • Total H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Reach 83, Including 17 Deaths, China

    Medical News Today. - April 18, 2013

    So far, 83 people have been confirmed infected with the H7N9 bird flu (avian flu) virus, of whom, 17 have died. In Shanghai alone, there have been 32 infections and 11 deaths, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Yesterday, the Director of the Shanghai C…