Increasing numbers of H7N9 bird flu cases in China

It’s Chinese New Year and a concern is circulating amongst the global health community. After an increase in the number of H7N9 bird flu deaths in China, WHO has warned all countries to watch for outbreaks in poultry flocks and to promptly report any human…

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The quiet outbreak of Avian Flu in the US

It is amazing how little attention this story is gathering. I wonder why? The poultry lobby? A bored public? Avian flu overdose? It is curious. Four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in the United States, as the growing…

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H7N9 – What Happens Next?

What happens next? Who knows!!!!  Really, anything is possible.  Virus replication is a random act and anything could happen.  This includes that it fizzles out, it stays in the background (like the current status of H5N1) or it becomes our next pandemic.  No one knows.…

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#H7N9 on the move!

Taiwan First Case Taiwan health authorities confirmed the island's first human infection of H7N9 avian flu on Wednesday. A 53-year-old Taiwanese man was confirmed to be infected with the new type of bird flu virus. The patient is believed to have been infected outside Taiwan…

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