Flu

New case of avian flu confirmed on Standerton farm

Jenna Etheridge, News24<p>Cape Town – A second case of avian flu has been confirmed at a farm in Standerton, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and …

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Vigilance needed over bird flu threat, says DA

News24 Correspondent<p>Cape Town - The threat of bird flu, which has been detected in the country, must be tightly monitored, the Democratic Alliance’s …

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South Africa: Live Hen Sales Banned After Avian Flu Detected

The sale of live hens has been banned in South Africa after avian flu was confirmed at a farm in Mpumalanga, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry …

South Africa

We’ve mostly recovered from the E3 flu, which means it is time for some PlayerUnknown’s Battleground

<b>We’ve mostly recovered from the E3 flu, which means it is time for some PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds live now on our Twitch channel.</b> Fingers crossed …

Viruses

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Mpumalanga: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga province, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from the South African farm ministry.<p>Some 5,000 birds died of the …

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Cell-Based Flu Vaccine Hits Commercial Scale | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Rather than rely on poultry and the eggs they produce for the manufacture of yearly flu vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) and FDA have …

Public Health

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.<p>U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did a so-so job overall.<p>The vaccine was about 42 …

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CDC panel again advises against FluMist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shots will continue to be the main option for the upcoming flu season. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee recommended Wednesday that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, not be used during the 2017-18 season.<p>Though it's popular among those who hate …

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Flu during pregnancy could increase the risk of the child developing autism by almost double, new study warns

Flu during pregnancy could increase the risk of the unborn child being autistic, warns a new study.<p>Researchers found mixed evidence of a possible …

Pregnancy

A bird flu pandemic looms but the US is holding back the fight

Just two mutations could turn H7N9 flu into a deadly airborne strain, but restrictions meant to protect us from a possible pandemic are making it …

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Bioterrorism rule blocks some U.S. researchers from studying bird flu

The virus responsible for China’s most recent flu epidemic is just two mutations away from spreading easily between humans. But as H7N9 infects …

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Pandemics and the poor

By Ben Oppenheim, Gavin YameyWhen epidemics or pandemics hit, they usually hit the poor first and worst. We have known this for a while. The German …

Public Health

Scientists find mutations that may let bird flu spread among humans

Scientists have identified mutations that could allow a lethal strain of bird flu to become more contagious among humans, according to a study in …

Bird Flu

FDA approves Lannett's Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules USP, 100 mg

Lannett Company (NYSEMKT:LCI) announces that it received approval from the FDA of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Amantadine …

Medicine

Scientists create 'mutant bird flu' to prepare for potential deadly global pandemic

Deadly strains of bird flu have so far largely been caught by people who work closely with poultry – but scientists fear the virus could mutate and …

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Changes to bird flu virus could make human transmission more likely, scientists say

The H7N9 bird flu virus has influenza scientists on edge, due to an unexpected surge of human infections — hundreds of cases — caused by the virus …

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China to vaccinate poultry against H7N9 bird flu next month

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has decided to vaccinate poultry from next month against the H7N9 bird flu virus, after it claimed hundreds of lives last winter and caused major damage to the industry.<p>The vaccination program will kick off in Guangdong and Guangxi in southern China in early July, said a …

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'No one could tell who could die': world-first flu test borne from a pandemic

Benjamin Tang had braced himself as he watched news footage from emergency department around the world over-run by the 2009 swine flu pandemic; the …

Medicine

New Flu Test: One Drop Of Blood Could Save Your Life

By<p>A world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment has been developed by Australian …

Medicine

Flu Got You Down? Here's Whether You Really Need to Go to the Doctor

Let's just call it like it is: Having the flu sucks. It basically knocks you on your butt for days, and it feels like you'll never get better. We wanted to understand the ins and outs of influenza and if visiting a doctor is <i>really</i> necessary (spoiler: it's not). So we talked to Stephanie Long, MD, a …

Viruses

A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic

A study published Thursday shows how a bird flu virus that's sickening and killing people in China could mutate to potentially become more contagious.<p>Just three changes could be enough to do the trick, scientists report in the journal <i>PLOS Pathogens</i>.<p>And the news comes just as federal officials are …

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Why you might get the flu even if you've been vaccinated

Let's be honest — the man in this photo looks appalling: a middle-aged male suffering, all tucked up in his chair-bed ready to moan the day away. …

Public Health

Mutations that allow bird flu strain to spread among humans identified: Monitoring for these mutations could enable timely response to prevent pandemic

Monitoring for these mutations could enable timely response to prevent pandemic<p>Scientists have identified several genetic mutations that, should they …

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Free flu shots decreasing number of cases, but some Ontarians still skeptical: study

Flu cases in Ontario have been slashed by 61 per cent since the introduction of the free influenza vaccine, yet a new study offers some insight on …

Public Health

Designer protein halts flu

A computer-designed protein prevents influenza virus from infecting cells in the lab

Biology

China bird flu toll rose to 37 in May

China reported 37 human deaths from H7N9 bird flu in May, the national health authority says.<p>The death toll was up from 24 in April.<p>The authority …

Bird Flu

China bird flu toll rose to 37 in May

China reported 37 human deaths from H7N9 bird flu in May, the national health authority says.<p>The death toll was up from 24 in April.<p>The authority …

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Designing antiviral proteins via computer could help halt the next pandemic

As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic.<p>Speaking on pandemic …

Medicine

Something vicious is killing dogs across the U.S.

Pooches in the United States are under attack, and authorities are scrambling to get a handle on the problem before it gets worse.<p>Dog owners across …

Public Health

China H7N9 bird flu death toll rose to 37 in May: health authority

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 37 human deaths from H7N9 bird flu in May, the national health authority said on Monday, up from 24 in April.<p>It also reported 72 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu during May, according to a statement posted on the website of the National Health and …

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