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Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 6, 2018
They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.
First Human Case of H7N4 Bird Flu Confirmed
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2018
The woman, a resident of southeast China, has since recovered.
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Dan Cossins | May 31, 2013
Mice and ferrets are protected from several deadly viruses when genes encoding “broadly neutralizing antibodies” are delivered into their nasal passages.
Five Mutations Make H5N1 Airborne
Sabrina Richards | Jun 21, 2012
The second of the two controversial bird flu papers is published in Science, revealing that just five mutations can render the virus transmissible between ferrets.
Bird Flu Papers to Publish
Sabrina Richards | Apr 2, 2012
Biosecurity board recommends publication of data detailing transmissibility of H5N1 avian influenza.
Deliberating Over Danger
Staff | Apr 1, 2012
The creation of H5N1 bird flu strains that are transmissible between mammals has thrown the scientific community into a heated debate about whether such research should be allowed and how it should be regulated.
Bird Flu Debate Continues
Hannah Waters | Mar 8, 2012
A series of articles published in open access journal
underscores the variety in opinion on whether a transmissible H5N1 strain should be studied.