bird flu

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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...

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...

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...

Baby Seals Die From New Influenza Variant, Not "Bird Flu"
Aug 1, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

An alarming increase in harbor seal deaths along the New England coast can now be attributed to a new variant of influenza, U.S. researchers said in...

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...

Low Pathogenic Bird Flu in Massachusetts
Feb 2, 2012 | Jane Huston

Authorities announced on January 31st that several Massachusetts swans tested positive for low-path avian influenza, or bird flu. There is no threat...