avian influenza
First Human Case of H7N4 Bird Flu Confirmed
First Human Case of H7N4 Bird Flu Confirmed
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2018
The woman, a resident of southeast China, has since recovered.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Unraveling H7N9’s History
Unraveling H7N9’s History
Kate Yandell | Dec 30, 2014
An analysis of stored samples shows that H7N9 precursor H9N2, a virus widespread in chickens, has shown increased fitness in recent years.
Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research
Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2014
In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.
Haste Caused CDC Bird Flu Contamination?
Haste Caused CDC Bird Flu Contamination?
Jef Akst | Aug 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.
New Bird Flu Found in Penguins
New Bird Flu Found in Penguins
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014
Scientists have identified for the first time an avian influenza that infects penguins.
Not Swine Flu
Not Swine Flu
Abby Olena | Feb 18, 2014
The strain of influenza that caused the 1918 pandemic probably came from birds, a study shows.
New Bird Flu Threat?
New Bird Flu Threat?
Abby Olena | Feb 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.
Person-to-Person H7N9?
Person-to-Person H7N9?
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2014
The death of a medical worker in China prompts worries that the virus can spread between humans.
Opinion: The Fatality Burden
Opinion: The Fatality Burden
Lynn Klotz and Edward Sylvester | Dec 17, 2013
Some gain-of-function influenza research poses a significant public health threat and should be banned.