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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Malaysia reports imported human H7N9 avian influenza case

The Ministry of Health in Malaysia (MOH) is reporting an imported case of H7N9 avian influenza in a 67-year-old female tourist to Sabah, according to a MOH press release dated Feb. 12 (computer translated). Details More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Six more H7N9 avian flu cases reported in China

The reports of new cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) out of China have been what seems endless today as at least six cases from four provinces were documented. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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Hong Kong reports first H7N9 bird flu death in elderly Shenzhen man

In a follow-up to a report earlier this month, the 80-year-old Shenzhen, China man who contracted the H7N9 avian influenza virus in his home town, has died at a Hong Kong hospital Thursday, according to a Reuters More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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China confirms new human H7N9 bird flu case in Guangdong Province man

Chinese health officials are reporting a new human H7N9 avian influenza case in a man from Guangdong Province in south China, according to a PNA/Xinhua news report today. Image/CIA The patient is a 39-year-old More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Drug-resistant H7N9 avian influenza retains its ability to replicate and cause severe illness

PRESS RELEASE Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza – the virus that causes the flu – appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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China reports two new human H7N9 bird flu cases in father and son-in-law from Zhejiang Province

Following on the heels of the two recent reports of imported human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Hong Kong, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified the World Health Organization More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Emerging Bird Flu Strain Is Still Poorly Adapted for Infecting Humans: Scripps scientists

Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily, according to a new study by scientists at The Scripps Research More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Philippines Dr. Tayag says country is still ‘bird flu free’

On the heels of the first confirmed human case of  avian influenza A(H7N9) in a Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong, Philippines Asst Secretary of Health, Dr. Eric Tayag said on Twitter Tuesday, the Philippines More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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China reports new H7N9 avian influenza case from Zhejiang Province, brings total to 140

A man from Zhejiang Province has become the latest confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to a Xinhua report Nov. 28. Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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CDC advises travelers and Americans living in China on how to protect themselves from H7N9 avian influenza

With the total number of cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus up to 139, with 45 deaths in China, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a travel notice Friday More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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WHO advises on H7N9 strain for vaccine development

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a specific strain of avian influenza A(H7N9) to be used in the development of a H7N9 vaccine for pandemic purposes, according to a statement Thursday. This negatively-stained More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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Virology expert speaks in favor of proposed H7N9 ‘gain of function’ experiments

Earlier this week, a letter published in the scientific publications, Nature and Science, caused a lot of buzz in the scientific community and to a certain extent, in the general public. Under a high magnification, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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WHO: No new human H7N9 avian influenza infections recorded in over a week, four additional fatalities reported

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that there has been no new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) reported from China or elsewhere since May 8. The number of cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Greffex scientists create first H7N9 avian influenza vaccine

In about one month after the H7N9 avian influenza virus was characterized, Aurora, Colorado vaccine manufacturer, Greffex has created a H7N9 avian influenza vaccine using its proprietary GREVAXTM technology, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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China avian influenza A(H7N9) case count continues to grow, first case reported from Shandong province

The human avian influenza A(H7N9) outbreak in China shows no sign of slowing, in fact, it appears to be spreading in the country as the first case has been reported in the northeastern province of Shandong, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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Eleven more cases of bird flu reported in China brings total to 71

Chinese health officials have reported 11 new confirmed cases of human H7N9 avian influenza since the last update, bringing the total cases to 71, according to a Xinhua report today. Image/CIA Infections were confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 8th, 2013
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H7N9 avian influenza and novel coronavirus: Is there a pandemic potential?

With the recent emergence of two viruses not seen in human infections before, experts and the general public wonder, how serious could these infectious diseases be? Since April 2012, the novel (new) coronavirus More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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Two more human bird flu cases confirmed, brings total to 18: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus had been reported by Chinese officials, according to a WHO update More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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China reports four new avian influenza H7N9 cases, total cases at seven

In a follow up to a story yesterday, Chinese health officials are reporting four additional human cases of H7N9 bird flu, according to a Xinhua report April 2. H5N1 Avian InfluenzaImage/CDC The four new patients, More...


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