avian influenza

23 articles
Human-to-Human H7N9 Transmission
Jul 24, 2017 | Emily Cohn

  Over the past four years, since its emergence in 2013, China has experienced seasonal epidemics of avian influenza subtype H7N9. The country has...

H7N9 Emerges Across China
Feb 23, 2017 | Emily Cohn

  Europe is not the only continent in the middle of a bird flu epidemic. While other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan have been...

H5N8 Avian Influenza in India
Nov 30, 2016 | Emily Cohn

  Just one month after being declared free from the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza, India reported several outbreaks of a different...

H5N8 Avian Flu Flies Across Europe
Nov 22, 2016 | Chris Mantell

  As of November 21st, there have been at least 56 outbreaks of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in eight countries in Europe and two in...

Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review
Dec 29, 2015 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

FAO Announces Fourth Wave of H7N9
Oct 24, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

On Thursday, October 15th, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations released a warning announcing the start of a fourth wave...

Outbreaks of 2014
Dec 31, 2014 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2014. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Summer: Time for Influenza Pandemics?
Jul 1, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

In the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, the flu is usually considered a wintertime illness. However, some of the most significant...

Steady Increase in China's H7N9 Cases: Media Reports 38 Cases, 10 Deaths
Apr 11, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

At the time of this posting, the official WHO count remains at 33 cases and 9 deaths, but Chinese media reports 38 H7N9 cases and 10 deaths. The...

The New Virus on the Block: H7N9 Case Counts, Explanations and Updates
Apr 5, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

The much-awaited springtime seems to have an unfortunate knack for bringing us scary diseases. Almost exactly ten years ago, surgical masks were à la...

H7N9 Update: Fourteen Cases and Four Deaths
Apr 4, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

According to reports from Weibo, AFP, and Xinhua, the case count has increased again. Total case count is 14, with four deaths. Chinese media giant...

The Power of Social Media: Updates on H7N9 Outbreak From Weibo
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Yesterday, a “gutsy” employee at Nanjing Gulou Hospital posted a picture, confirming a case of H7N9, to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging network...

China Reports First Documented Cases of H7N9 Influenza in Humans
Apr 1, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Until this weekend, H7N9 was a type of influenza A virus that was known to only infect birds. On Sunday, March 31, HealthMap picked up a story from...

Bird Flu Strikes Poultry Farms in Mexico
Jul 6, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

An outbreak of avian flu in western Mexico has killed approximately 870,000 poultry birds since June. The state government of Jalisco has declared a...

The Bird Flu that Man Built: Controversial H5N1 Research to be Published in Part
Apr 18, 2012 | Jason Hayes

  One of the many articles about Dr. Ron Fouchier’s mutated strain of H5N1 is titled “The Deadliest Virus” and printed with a menacing illustration...

Bird Flu Controversy: Research vs. Biosecurity
Dec 6, 2011 | Jane Huston

Recent research around avian influenza H5N1, commonly known as “bird flu,” has stirred up a great deal of controversy. Debate has centered on the...

FAO Warns Mutant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia
Aug 29, 2011 | Sumiko Mekaru

Today, the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned of a possible major resurgence of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza due...

Ostrich Meat Trade Interrupted by Flu Outbreak
Apr 19, 2011 | healthmap

An outbreak of avian influenza on an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa had led to a ban on all exports of the product..  South...

Human Cases of Avian Influenza in Bangladesh
Mar 18, 2011 | healthmap

Two cases avian influenza (H5N1) have been reported in the Kamalapur area of Dhaka.  The first case is a one year old girl and second is a 2 year old...

Avian Influenza Update
Feb 25, 2011 | healthmap

Bangladesh (poultry), India (ducks), Cambodia (humans), Indonesia (poultry and human) and Vietnam (poultry; human case ruled out) In addition to the...

Avian Influenza nested in Japanese Chicken Farms
Jan 26, 2011 | healthmap

In the early morning of January 23rd, Japanese officials confirmed the presence of avian influenza in chickens from a farm in Shintomi, located in...

Avian Influenza Returns
Dec 15, 2010 | healthmap

In recent weeks, avian influenza has returned to news headlines in several countries. On November 19th, a new human case of H5N1 was confirmed in a...

Avian Influenza Case in Hong Kong
Nov 23, 2010 | healthmap

Hong Kong reported its first diagnosis of H5N1 (avian influenza) since 2003.  The 59 year old female patient had recently returned from a trip to...