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First Human Case of H7N4 Bird Flu Confirmed

By Shawna Williams | February 15, 2018

The woman, a resident of southeast China, has since recovered.

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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | April 16, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Bird Flu Spreads in China and the U.S.

By Jenny Rood | March 12, 2015

China reports new H7N9 bird flu infections in humans while other strains are detected in US commercial turkey farms.

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Bird Flu in North America

By Tracy Vence | January 27, 2015

Farmers detect H5N8 in a commercial turkey flock in California, while Canadian officials document the first known human importation of H7N9 to the country.

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Unraveling H7N9’s History

By Kate Yandell | December 30, 2014

An analysis of stored samples shows that H7N9 precursor H9N2, a virus widespread in chickens, has shown increased fitness in recent years.

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Haste Caused CDC Bird Flu Contamination?

By Jef Akst | August 19, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who accidentally leaked H5N1 into a benign strain of avian influenza may have been rushing off to a meeting.

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The Scientist on The Pulse, May 9

By Kerry Grens | May 9, 2014

The rejuvenating effects of young blood, white nose syndrome spread, and penguin flu

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New Bird Flu Found in Penguins

By Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014

Scientists have identified for the first time an avian influenza that infects penguins.

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New Bird Flu Threat?

By Abby Olena | February 4, 2014

Chinese officials report the first two human cases of H10N8 avian influenza, one of which is linked to the death of a 73-year-old woman.

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European Researchers Urge H5N1 Caution

By Bob Grant | January 2, 2014

A group of scientists has called on the European Commission to evaluate the risks and benefits of research that could make deadly viruses more transmissible.

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