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Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Influenza viruses

Study says baloxavir fights all 4 flu types, many animal flu viruses

The drug was active against flu A, B, C, and D, as well as avian and swine strains.

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Jun 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017
DNA analysis

Genetic analysis of H7N9 finds adaptations, clade patterns

Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
Poultry market

H7N9 cases ebb in China as CDC creates vaccine virus

The number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined again this week, to 9.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

Mar 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017
Chicken farm

H7N9 found on second Tennessee farm, but low pathogenic

The newly affected farm is one county over from a farm previously hit by high-path H7N9.

Jan 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016
Avian flu sign

H7N8 detections at more Indiana farms suggest mutation

Testing hints that the avian flu virus mutated to a more lethal strain as it spread.

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016
Bird market

H5N6 kills another in China; H7N9 sickens 9

Four of the 8 H5N6 cases ever reported have been in the past 2 weeks, and H7N9 has topped 700 cases.

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

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