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The first Taiwanese person to be infected with the H7N9 bird flu has recovered and left the hospital on Friday after 35 days of treatment, a spokesman for Taiwan University Hospital said on Friday.
There's an epidemic going on in science: experiments that no one can reproduce, studies that have to be retracted, and the emergence of a lurking data reliability iceberg.
A girl, who was previously infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus, waves as she is being transferred to a public ward from the ICU at Ditan hospital in Beijing, April 15, 2013.
As China's H7N9 avian influenza outbreak draws to a close, scientists are exploring how this new strain of bird flu started an epidemic in the first place.
By now you may have heard that a new strain of bird flu has been identified in China where a new virus -- H7N9 -- has infected chickens and pigeons sold in markets.
In tests on seven of the nine patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found no sign that the illnesses were caused by any single germ, CDC spokeswoman Sharon Hoskins said in an email.
Flu: there's good news and bad news. On the one hand, there have been no new human cases of H7N9 bird flu in China since 8 May.
World Health Organization officials said Thursday that their probe into the deadly new coronavirus that has now claimed 22 lives is being delayed because of a dispute over the ownership rights to a sample.
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics.
The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some US$6.5 billion in losses to the economy, UN experts said.
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The World Food Programme in Egypt released a report on Tuesday showing that 17 percent of Egypt's population, an estimated 13.7 million people, suffered from food insecurity in 2011, compared to 14 percent in 2009.
SCIENTISTS at Fudan University claimed yesterday that the H7N9 bird flu virus originated from poultry or wild bird in eastern China instead of the previous theory that the virus's two major proteins - HA and NA - come from fowl in China and South Korea respectively.
Geneva, May 20 Taiwan is expected to host a World Medical Association conference in 2016 for the first time, Taiwan's top health official said Monday.
Scientists and economists say the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has cost that country's poultry industry $6.5 billion, as consumers shun chicken and health officials make gains in controlling the deadly virus.
UK's Department of Health threw away A 74m worth of Tamiflu, the antiviral drug, before its expiry date, due to unsafe storage procedures.