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Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Domestic ducks

Avian flu in South Korea, Taiwan prompts massive culling

The 2 nations have destroyed more than 2.7 million poultry to combat H5N8 and H5N2.

Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Package of Rapivab (peramivir), a flu drug

FDA approval of peramivir makes IV flu drug available

Peramivir, made by BioCryst, is intended to be given to influenza patients in a single intravenous dose.

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

H7N9 gene tree study yields new clues on mixing, timing

(CIDRAP News) – The most detailed genetic analysis so far of H7N9 viruses that have infected humans in China shed more light on how the virus may have emerged—a complex set of events that could have involved mixing between wild and domestic ducks and reassortment in poultry.

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

China eyes birds as H7N9 source as human cases rise to 33

(CIDRAP News) – Five more H7N9 influenza infections have been confirmed in eastern China, all in older adults, while suspicions grow that wild birds may be the source and that the disease might be spreading to people through poultry environments.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

China reports 4 more H7N9 infections

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported that the H7N9 influenza virus has been detected in four more people, all in critical condition, raising the number of patients infected with the new strain to seven.

Jan 07, 2013

Jan 07, 2013

WHO: Many northern countries see swelling flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Many Northern Hemisphere countries, from North America to temperate Asia, have seen rising flu activity in recent weeks, while cases ebbed or remained scarce in most of the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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