Sep 2, 2013

Japan to attempt H7N9 flu vaccine

A vaccine for the H7N9 strain of avian influenza will be produced in light of the human infections reported in China, a panel at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry decided Monday. The cooperation of vaccine makers will be sought to produce the vaccine, ...

H7N9 defense measures prepared

Apr 25, 2013

H7N9 defense measures prepared

To prepare for an H7N9 bird flu outbreak, governors will be authorized to "strongly advise" that suspected carriers be hospitalized or banned from work, the health ministry warns.

Apr 25, 2013

China bird flu strikes new province

China said Tuesday that the H7N9 bird flu had spread to a new area as it confirmed the first case in the eastern province of Shandong in an outbreak that has so far killed 22 people. Since China announced on March 31 that the ...

H7N9 defense measures prepared

Apr 24, 2013

H7N9 defense measures prepared

To prepare for an H7N9 bird flu outbreak, governors will be authorized to "strongly advise" that suspected carriers be hospitalized or banned from work, the health ministry warns.

Apr 19, 2013

A better response to bird flu

A deadly new strain of bird flu — one that was not previously known to be easily transmissible to humans — has surfaced in China and has health officials alarmed.

Apr 18, 2013

Bird flu death toll reaches 16 in China

H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. As of Tuesday, China had confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza since announcing two weeks ago that it had ...

Beijing bird flu case asymptomatic

Apr 16, 2013

Beijing bird flu case asymptomatic

Bird flu was found in a 4-year-old Beijing boy who shows no symptoms of the infection, health authorities said, suggesting more people may be catching the H7N9 influenza virus than reported. The first asymptomatic H7N9 case was discovered by health care workers searching for ...

No proof bird flu spreading among humans

Apr 9, 2013

No proof bird flu spreading among humans

The World Health Organization said Monday there is no evidence China’s bird flu is spreading among humans, but jitters over the outbreak that has killed six people so far has also seen airline and tourism shares slump. China announced just over a week ago ...