Canada’s health minister Rona Ambrose confirmed Wednesday the first North American death from avian flu.
The Food and Drug Administration granted approval Tuesday to the first bird flu vaccine intended as a stopgap measure until a better immunization is developed. Continue reading
Concerns over the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu surfaced again across Asia Tuesday after scientists confirmed outbreaks among birds in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, and a woman in Indonesia died. Continue reading
A new vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline to combat the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, has shown to be more effective than any other version in clinical trials, the company announced Wednesday. Continue reading
The World Health Organization launched an investigation Wednesday into the deaths of six family members in Indonesia who may have died as a result of human-to-human transmission of the bird flu. Continue reading
Despite requests from the World Health Organization and other international health bodies, China is still not sharing virus samples from animals infected with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu. Continue reading