Via Eurosurveillance : A comparison of rapid point-of-care tests for the detection of avian influenza A virus, 2013 .
According to a report from the National Institutes of Health , a new approach for immunizing against influenza has elicited a more potent immune response and broader protection than the currently licensed seasonal flu vaccines when tested in animals.
The H7N9 bird flu virus may combine with the swine flu and mutate into a new virus strain, a University of Hong Kong research team warns.
Health officials investigating a cluster of mysterious illnesses in Alabama closed their investigation Thursday after determining the illnesses were unrelated and no new bacteria or viruses were involved.
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.
After more than 20 years on the job as Monroe County Health Director, Dr. Andrew Doniger is retiring.
By creating a completely artificial flu-like structure, researchers are on their way to reducing yearly flu shots to just once in a lifetime.
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories identify and characterize influenza A viruses primarily through passive surveillance.
A new approach for creating immunity against the flu virus that produces a stronger immune reaction and protects against more strains than the current vaccines, has shown promising results in animal tests.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc's H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday.
Alabama state health officials are trying to figure out what mystery illness has caused two people to die and five others to become ill.
We report an immunocompetent patient who had fatal encephalopathy after mild influenza.
The vaccine concept, which was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , represents an important step forward in the quest to develop a universal influenza vaccine -- one that would protect against most or all influenza strains without the need for an annual vaccination.
A health report shows one of the two people who died recently due to respiratory illness suffered from the H1N1 virus.
One of the deaths in the recent outbreak of an unknown respiratory illness could be associated with the H1N1 flu virus.
As the world prepares for what may be the next pandemic strain of influenza virus, in the H7N9 bird flu, a new UC Irvine study reveals that the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic was deadliest for people under the age of 65, while those 65 and over had greater immunity due to previous exposure to similar viruses.