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Dec 29, 2016

Dec 29, 2016
White farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks expand to Slovakia

China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Dec 27, 2016
Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Farm geese

Spread of avian flu noted in China, Korea, Europe

As H5N6 spreads in parts of Asia, the H5N8 strain hits more farms in Hungary, Poland, and France.

Dec 02, 2016

Dec 02, 2016
Ducks in France

H5N8 expands in France as H5N6 strikes more Korean farms

Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

H5N6 hits more Korean farms as study hints at reassortment

The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.

Nov 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016
Mother with baby

Zika brain damage can evolve after birth, study finds

Also, a second mouse study finds evidence that the virus damages testes and fertility.

Oct 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016
Great Wall of China in Gansu province

China reports H5N6 in poultry; study finds high H5N1 seroprevalence

In addition, the WHO reports 2 new H5N1 cases in Egypt.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

Sep 01, 2016

Sep 01, 2016
Chicken defeathering

Airborne flu detection at bird markets hints at human exposure risk

The findings may explain infection in people who don't have direct bird contact.

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