The U.S. government wants medical journals to withhold bird flu test information over fear of bio-terror threats.
A 39-year-old man in southern China died Saturday from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Saturday.
A 39-year-old man in a southern Chinese hospital is suffering from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Friday.
The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly avian flu virus, saying there are indications a mutant strain may be spreading in Asia.
In 2009, CNN's John Vause reported on concerns in mainland China over bird flu.
A poultry facility in southwest Missouri was quarantined after the discovery of a suspected case of bird flu, officials said.
The first human case of bird flu in seven years has been diagnosed in Hong Kong, health officials said Thursday, urging the public to take precautions.
A report released Thursday commended the government for developing plans and stockpiling antivirals after the avian flu scare but warned that gaps still exist and that the health system may not be prepared in a more severe outbreak.
Antibodies taken from humans could provide protection from lethal strains of influenza, including the bird flu and the 1918 Spanish flu strain, according to research published this week.
China has killed 13,000 birds in the country's far northwest to control what it called an epidemic of bird flu, state media reported Tuesday.
Two teams of scientists say they have found a key area of the H5N1 bird flu virus which seems to be vital to its ability to copy itself, and hope the discovery could lead to new drugs to fight the infection.
India has culled more than 4,000 birds in Sikkim since the outbreak of avian influenza in the remote northeastern state last week, federal authorities said Thursday.
A 29-year-old man in southwest China is in critical condition after testing positive for bird flu, making him the country's sixth confirmed case of the virus this month, state media said Sunday.
A woman from China's far northwest has died from bird flu, health authorities said Saturday, making her the country's fourth fatality from the deadly avian influenza so far this year.
China has recorded its third bird flu death this year after a 16-year-old boy died in central China on Tuesday morning.
A 27-year-old woman from eastern China has died of bird flu, Chinese authorities said, making her the second person to die this year from the deadly virus.
A 19-year-old woman who handled ducks in northern China has died in Beijing from bird flu, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
A top U.S. health official says the threat of a flu pandemic remains high. And while the world has made great strides to prepare, it's not enough
The first experimental bird flu vaccine made from lab-grown cells instead of chicken eggs shows promise in blocking the highly lethal virus, scientists report
South Korean officials said Monday they have killed all poultry in Seoul, the capital, to curb the spread of bird flu following a new outbreak of the disease in the city
The common flu has hit Hong Kong hard this year, leading to a massive school shutdown, overcrowding in hospitals -- and memories of SARS
New research finds Tamiflu-resistant strains of the most common flu virus popping up all over the world
Eight cases of bird flu among people have been confirmed in Pakistan, the first such cases in the country, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding talks to CNN's Kiran Chetry on what to expect this flu season.
The FDA is looking into reports of abnormal behavior in kids who took Tamiflu. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
FDA panelists this week will scrutinize the safety of certain drugs approved for children - including anti-viral and anti-asthma drugs from Glaxo, Roche and Novartis - in meetings that could have wider implications for the industry.
The virulent H5N1 strain of avian influenza has been confirmed as the source of a bird flu outbreak on an English farm
An outbreak of bird flu detected on a poultry farm in eastern England is the highly virulent H5N1 strain of the virus, British officials said Tuesday.
An outbreak of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in eastern England, British officials said Monday.
Researchers are working on new, faster ways to diagnosis bird flu and other dangerous influenza strains before they can erupt into a full-fledged pandemic.
Two people on the Indonesian tourist mecca have died of bird flu in a month, sparking new fears that it could spread
Infectious diseases are emerging more quickly around the globe, spreading faster and becoming increasingly difficult to treat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment.
Four people have tested positive for a mild strain of bird flu, British authorities said Friday
Biotech developer Gilead Sciences Inc. reported first-quarter earnings and revenue Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations.
CNN's TALK ASIA is granted special access to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), at her first public appearance in Singapore. She joins CNN's Anjali Rao for an in-depth discussion on avian flu, HIV AIDS and other global public-health emergencies.
A severe flu pandemic "would almost certainly lead to a major economic recession," according to a new report from a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.
BioCryst signed a licensing agreement with the Japanese biotech Shionogi for the development of peramivir, one of the most advanced experimental treatments for bird flu.
A panel of FDA advisers voted to recommend approval of an experimental bird flu vaccine from the French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis determining that it was safe and effective for the U.S. population, the company and the FDA said Tuesday.
Worried about bird flu? If Sanofi has its way, America could soon be getting its first FDA-approved vaccine.
This time last year, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gambled big. Amid all the headlines and hand-wringing over fears of a looming flu outbreak that could kill millions of people, the prominent venture capital firm formed a $200 million fund to invest in new pandemic drugs and vaccines.
Iomai Corp. is developing a skin patch meant to give a broad boost to what is expected to be a national stockpile of bird flu vaccines, the biotech company's CEO said Monday.
Britain's Health Protection Agency Wednesday is testing a second veterinarian service worker who responded to a recent avian flu outbreak on a English poultry farm for the deadly strain of the bird flu virus.
A British veterinary employee hospitalized for a "mild respiratory illness" after working on a weekend outbreak of avian flu does not have the deadly strain of the virus, authorities said Wednesday.
An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus strain detected on a British turkey farm is likely a precursor to other outbreaks in Europe, a U.N. bird flu expert said Sunday.
Britain was Saturday investigating a outbreak of bird flu at a poultry that has killed more than 2,000 turkeys.
The U.S. government awarded Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline contracts worth more than $100 million to develop vaccines to protect against the possibility of a bird flu pandemic, the drug companies said.
A 37-year-old woman has died of avian influenza at Jakarta Hospital, Indonesia's Bird Flu Information Center said Friday.
A year ago, headlines were screaming about a looming disaster: the rapid spread of bird flu across two-thirds of the globe. The H5N1 strain of the virus was killing more than half its human victims. Experts were urging the government to stockpile medicine and experimental vaccines.
A 2-year-old Indonesian boy became the country's latest fatality from bird flu, dying Monday morning, an official with the Bird Flu Information Center said.
Scientists have discovered a new strain of bird flu that has infected humans in China, which could arouse fresh fears of a possible pandemic and spur further interest in experimental drugs and vaccines.
The latest bird flu victim in Indonesia, a 67-year-old woman, died Sunday in Bandung, West Java, the Indonesian Bird Flu Information Center reported Monday.
Two more people in Indonesia have died from avian influenza, the World Health Organization confirmed Thursday.
Initial results from tests using ferrets suggest the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus.
Tests using ferrets suggest that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A British company announced this week that it has developed the first effective small-dose bird flu vaccine.
A British company has announced that it has developed the first effective small-dose bird flu vaccine.
South Asia is a high-risk region for bird flu and a consequent economic recession because of the large role that poultry plays in the lives of many people there, the World Bank has warned.
Six more human cases of the H5N1 strain of avian flu have occurred in Indonesia, the World Health Organization has said, citing Indonesia's Ministry of Health.
Stock prices for biotechs developing bird flu drugs and vaccines surged, following news that six members of an Indonesian family died from the dreaded bird flu, sparking fears of human-to-human spreading despite official denials of a mutated strain.
Stocks fell for the third straight session Wednesday after a leading indicator on manufacturing activity came in weaker than expected and bird flu worries rattled investors.
The recent woes for stocks could continue as investors await the latest readings on real estate strength and U.S. fuel supplies, and weigh the implications of an inverted yield curve, along with reports of weaker than expected demand for big ticket items and a new bird flu threat.
The World Health Organization says a cluster of bird flu cases in Indonesia may have been caused by human-to-human transmission.
Type "avian flu" or "bird flu" into an Internet browser, and you will find Web sites selling "generic Tamiflu," herbal cures, and many other ways to fight the illness.
Indonesian and World Health Organization officials on Saturday were investigating eight suspected bird flu cases, four of them fatal.
Once again the thorny issue of replacement estrogen grabbed attention in the major medical journals -- the latest in a seemingly never-ending string of studies that document the pluses and risks of this hormone.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1 billion to drugmakers, including nearly $700 million to GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and MedImmune, to help them develop a faster method of producing an influenza vaccine to better protect the nation against the possibility of a pandemic.
A disease pandemic could have more impact than a terrorist attack or a hurricane and might be comparable in scope to a war, a new White House report says.
Tests were being carried out on 14 birds after Britain's first case of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a dead swan found in Scotland.
British authorities have begun deploying emergency measures to control the spread of bird flu after the country's first case of the deadly H5N1 virus was confirmed in a dead swan found in a Scottish village.
A young girl in Indonesia died of highly pathogenic bird flu last month, bringing the country's total number of confirmed H5N1 human cases to 30, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.
Focused on bird flu
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a second antiviral drug in the battle to prevent a possible flu pandemic.
An experimental bird-flu vaccine for humans has been deemed safe, but it provides only partial protection from the H5N1 strain of the virus, according to a study published this week.
The "lower is better" cholesterol story has been around for decades, but this week researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that a lifetime of low cholesterol looks like a superior way to avoid heart disease.
Detection of the highly pathogenic avian flu virus H5N1 inside the United States could come as early as this year, as government officials unveiled plans to increase monitoring and expand screening of migratory birds that could bring it.
Initial testing indicated that an Egyptian woman who died Thursday near Cairo was a victim of bird flu, a World Health Organization spokesman said.
Sanofi-Aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant, said on Thursday it has signed an agreement with Swiss drug maker Roche to produce the key component for Tamiflu, the leading treatment for bird flu.
Migratory birds could carry the avian flu virus to U.S. shores in the next few months, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned Thursday.
A second vaccine against the deadly H5N1 virus is under development, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said Monday.
France reported 11 new cases of H5N1 bird flu in wild birds on Thursday in an area already hit by the lethal virus.
A cat in Germany has been infected with bird flu, health authorities said Tuesday.
India on Thursday braced for the results of lab tests on whether bird flu had infected humans as traffic restrictions were imposed in a western town.
Indonesia says a woman has died of bird flu, raising the number of human bird flu deaths in that country to nine this year alone.
A European Union panel Wednesday approved a plan to vaccinate poultry in France and the Netherlands against bird flu, in an effort to stop the spread of the disease in Europe.
Mass culling of chickens continued Tuesday in India, with officials widening to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) the radius of the zone in which all poultry is being killed to stop the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
The Tower of London, home to Britain's Crown Jewels, has decided to keep its ravens indoors to protect them from the threat of bird flu.
A lab has confirmed the detection of more bird flu in Germany with the discovery of 22 new cases on the island of Ruegen, according to The Associated Press.
The mass culling of poultry continued Monday in India's western state of Maharashtra, two days after three cases of bird flu were found among chickens there.
Europe is stepping up efforts to fight bird flu as Indian officials and farm workers cull hundreds of thousands of chickens in a bid to stave off the spread of the deadly H5N1 virus.
Indian health officials and farm workers have begun culling hundreds of thousands of chickens in a bid to stave off the spread of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
France says a dead duck has the lethal strain of H5N1 bird flu that is spreading around the world, as India says it is testing eight people for the illness and culling poultry.
Iraq's Interior Ministry is launching an investigation into reports of a death squad operating within the ministry, an official said Friday.
A venture capital firm known for being an early investor in such companies as Amazon.com, Google and Genetech is creating a $200 million pandemic and bio defense fund to invest in new firms in that field.
European Union veterinary experts have backed plans to boost surveillance of migratory birds and impose stricter bans on imports as officials desperately tried to find ways to curb the spread of deadly bird flu on the continent.
As many as 142 million people around the world could die if bird flu turns into a "worst case" influenza pandemic, according to a sobering new study of its possible consequences.
Three new countries on Tuesday reported they had detected the deadly strain of bird flu as public health officials battled the H5N1 strain of avian influenza on various fronts across the globe.
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