Bird flu spikes in China before Lunar New Year

Jan 23, 2014

Bird flu spikes in China before Lunar New Year

A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely while millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the world’s largest annual human migration. China has reported ...

Jan 9, 2014

Fatal case of H5N1 bird flu reported in Canada

Canadian health officials said Wednesday a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America. The victim was traveling from China when symptoms first appeared. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the case, in Alberta, was ...

Hong Kong sees its first human case of H7N9 bird flu

Dec 3, 2013

Hong Kong sees its first human case of H7N9 bird flu

Hong Kong has confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu in the latest sign of the virus spreading beyond mainland China. A 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper with a history of traveling to the mainland city of Shenzhen and coming into ...

Bird flu strain infects human for first time

Nov 14, 2013

Bird flu strain infects human for first time

A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say. On a more ...

Special law on new flu enforced

Apr 12, 2013

Special law on new flu enforced

A special law will be enforced to combat the spread of new, highly virulent forms of influenza, the Cabinet says, amid the deadly H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China.

Apr 12, 2013

China culls poultry as bird flu cases grow

by Bill Savadove

Residents of the Chinese city of Nanjing were ordered to cull all their poultry as local authorities stepped up attempts to halt the spread of the deadly H7N9 strain of avian influenza, state media reported Thursday. Thousands of birds and livestock were slaughtered by ...