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Dec 11, 2013

Dec 11, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 11, 2013

H7N9 at live markets
Global flu activity

Dec 10, 2013

Dec 10, 2013
H7N9 Influenza Virus

WHO confirms H7N9 cases as labs track risks

The WHO confirms four cases as scientists assess risks based on genetic monitoring and lab tests.

Dec 09, 2013

Dec 09, 2013
Market poultry

Hong Kong, China offer more details on H7N9 cases

Officials detail poultry exposures for recent cases and reveal a family connection in two of them.

Dec 06, 2013

Dec 06, 2013
Hong Kong aerial view

Hong Kong and China report new H7N9 cases

Hong Kong detects a second imported H7N9 case, while mainland China reports another.

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013
Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong reports its first H7N9 flu case

A 36-year-old woman is in critical condition, raising Hong Kong's response level to 'serious,' while the mainland confirms its fifth case this fall.

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

Oct 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 14, 2013

Global flu activity
H7N9 vaccine in Taiwan

Sep 05, 2013

Sep 05, 2013
Camels

Study reveals more signs of MERS-CoV in camels

Blood tests indicate that many Middle East camels may have been exposed to MERS-CoV.

Jul 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013
Human lungs

H7N9 study in human airway tissues adds to pandemic concerns

Lab tests show that H7N9 easily infects human lung tissues and cells.

May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Researchers find easy development of H7N9 Tamiflu resistance

(CIDRAP News) – Antiviral drugs such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) are useful for treating H7N9 influenza infections, but there are worrisome signs that resistance can easily develop when patients take the drug, which can lead to a poor prognosis, researchers from China and Hong Kong reported today.

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