News & Perspective

Apr 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017
Chicken selling

More details emerge on H7N9 cases in Tibet, Beijing

All 6 recent cases involved poultry exposure in areas far from the recent epicenter of activity.

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Inspecting market chicken

China reports 17 H7N9 cases as fast disease progression noted

In a review of recent cases, experts report a shorter time to ICU and death.

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017
Barn chickens

High-path H7N9 expands to poultry in China's Hunan province

Japan, meanwhile, reports two large H5N6 outbreaks at poultry farms in different prefectures.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Chickens on a motorcycle

Veterinary groups address H7N9 poultry risk in China

Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
Chicken market

Detailing recent H7N9 cases, WHO notes 3 clusters

The agency says there's still no evidence H7N9 has gained capacity for sustained spread.

Mar 01, 2017

Mar 01, 2017
Tamiflu (oseltamivir)

WHO: H7N9 antiviral resistance likely arose after treatment

Officials said the shifts haven't changed the epidemiologic or clinical patterns in people.

Mar 01, 2017
Dead swan

Serbia, Slovenia report first H5N5 avian flu outbreaks

Also, Taiwan notes new H5N6 outbreaks, and China detects more highly pathogenic H7N9 in poultry markets.

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
Mandarin ducks

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017
China Premiere Li Keqiang

H7N9 surge in China prompts high-level call for market closures

China's premier urges officials in affected areas to shutter live-poultry markets.

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