H5N1

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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...

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...

Avian Flu Outbreak in India Reignites Concern of H5N1 Resurgence
Sep 23, 2011 | Glory Song

In late August, the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned of a possible resurgence of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...

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...