h5n1 avian influenza virus

Chinese man dies of bird flu


December 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) A 39-year-old man in China's Shenzhen city Saturday died of bird flu, officials said.The man named Chen, who worked as a bus driver, died of multiple ... Read more...

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Novel inhaled drug found effective against H5N1 avian influenza virus


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have found a novel compound highly effective against the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including some drug-resistant strains.The work by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has been ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine strategy may offer protection against flu viruses


May 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh suggest that vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against flu viruses than conventional vaccines.VLP vaccines ... Read more...

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Swine flu more dangerous for young adults with strong immune systems


May 6th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Scientists are suggesting that the swine flu virus may be more dangerous for healthy young adults because it likely kills its victims by inducing a "cytokine storm", in ... Read more...

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High alert against Bird flu sounded in Orissa


December 29th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bhitarkanika (Bhubaneshwar), Dec 29 (ANI): As hundreds of migratory birds have started flocking the Bhitarkanika National Park in Bhubaneshwar, authorities have sounded high alert following the outbreak of bird flu in ... Read more...

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Bihar put on high alert after outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal


December 18th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec 19 (ANI): A high alert has been sounded in Bihar in the wake of outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal. The State''s Animal Husbandry department is maintaining a strict ... Read more...

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Study confirms movement of bird flu from Asia to North America via birds


October 29th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers claims that it has unearthed evidence for the movement of Asian forms of avian influenza to Alaska by northern pintail ducks. Scientists with ... Read more...

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World is prepared to fight avian flu outbreak: UN


October 22nd, 2008 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 22 (DPA) The world is well prepared to beat back any major influenza pandemic with 148 countries having made contingency plans to deal with the disease, the UN and ... Read more...

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First case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu confirmed in Pakistan


April 5th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
London, April 5 (ANI): A report by BBC News has confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu in Pakistan.Pakistans north-west and southern regions were hit by bird flu ... Read more...

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New bird flu outbreak in Pakistan


February 24th, 2008 - 7:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, Feb 24 (DPA) Pakistani health officials Sunday confirmed a new outbreak of bird flu at a farm outside the southern city of Karachi. It was the third outbreak of the H5N1 ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to cracking the deadly bird flu code


February 3rd, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 3 (ANI): An international team of researchers has moved one step closer to cracking the deadly bird flu code, following the development of a safe technique to study the virus ... Read more...

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Oz scientists’ breakthrough in making bird flu testing safe


February 2nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb 2 (ANI): Australian scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against bird flu, by developing a safe technique to study the virus. According to Griffith University's Professor Mark von Itzstein ... Read more...

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