bird flu Tag

It was just a few years ago that bird flu was a topic of concern in science news. Now, a new study shows that the concern over the virus making the transition to mammals could occur with just five mutations. H5N1 avian influenza was tested previously on ferrets, leading to the assumption that the...

A few years ago, bird flu was causing a lot of concern as experts worried that the serious influenza would cross over into humans and lead to a widespread outbreak. Now, according to Science Daily News, a virulent new strain of influenza like the one that causes avian flu apparently retains its ability to lead...

A strain of avian influenza named H7N9 is causing serious concerns in scientists and physicians, worldwide, as it’s already killed 37 people and sickened 132 more in China this year alone. And a look at the way the virus’s cell biology works is causing anxiety levels to rise even more, as it appears that it can...