How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks
The ongoing outbreak of avian flu has prompted four states to declare a state of emergency and 40 million birds being either infected or culled as a result. An now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl. But this outbreak is different from previous
Alabama Mystery Illness Solved, Chalked Up to Cold and Flu
It turns out the mystery Alabama illness was a coincidental cluster of varying viruses, but that doesn't mean public health officials were wrong to raise the alarm, experts say. Testing confirmed that the seven respiratory illnesses in the southeastern part of the state were the result of a mix of
Bird Flu Crosses Strait to Taiwan
A Taiwanese man has contracted a deadly strain of bird flu once confined to mainland China, health officials said today. The man, 53, is thought to have imported the H7N9 virus to his native Taiwan after travelling to China's Jiangsu Province, where bird flu has sickened at least 24 people and
Deadly Bird Flu Spreading in China, Unclear How
Health officials in China are scrambling to uncover how multiple members of three families in Shanghai and a young boy and girl from neighboring homes in Beijing became infected with a new strain of bird flu. The H7N9 virus, which has killed 17 and sickened at least 82 people since March, is
Bird Flu a 'Truly Nasty Virus'
HONG KONG -- A new strain of bird flu has been reported in China, and it has sickened 63 people and killed 14. I spoke with my former colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who are some of the world's leading experts on influenza. This new strain worries them for several
Hong Kong Screening Chinese Poultry for Bird Flu
People in Hong Kong love fresh chicken. I mean really fresh chicken. The culinary preference is to buy a live chicken right before you're ready to cook it. The man in the stall kills it, cleans it, and off you go. But this love of fresh poultry is countered by a healthy respect for bird flu.
Bird Flu Found Outside Shanghai: Could It Come to US?
Dr. Besser discusses new fears that the H7N9 bird flu could spread outside China.
H7N9 Avian Influenza : Virus Widens Geographic Reach in China
Officials in Beijing confirmed today that a 7-year-old girl is infected with H7N9 avian influenza, widening the geographic spread of the virus that's already killed 11 people. The girl, whose parents sell live poultry, was admitted to the hospital Thursday with pneumonia and is the first case
Preventing Bird Flu From Entering the United States
More dead from the deadly H7N9 strain as the CDC works to prevent an epidemic in the U.S.
H7N9 Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 8
Another person has died in China of the new bird flu, H7N9, bringing the death toll to eight, according to China’s Xinhua News Agency. Twenty others have been infected, all of them in eastern China. The latest victim was an 83-year-old from Jiangsu who was...