Bird Flu

Scientists Recreate Extinct Spanish Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists in America have brought back to life the deadly influenza virus which caused the Spanish Flu pandemic, killing over 50 million people. ...

H7N9 Bird Flu: A New Threat of Just a 2013 Sequel?

Marek Doyle | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

Hollywood loves a good pandemic. Whether it's 28 Days Later, Quarantine or I Am Legend, the high-drama plot of a deadly infection is hardly a new concept. But does real life bear comparison to such storylines? Are we being treated to yet another drab sequel?

Bird Flu Deaths Rise To Six In China

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

The death toll from a new strain of bird flu found in Shanghai, China has risen to six this week as the Chinese government staged a cull of thousands ...

'Sars-Like' Virus Infects Second Patient

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

The relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a Sars-like virus has also become infected with the potentially fatal disease. On Monday, the...

Should You Eat Food That a Bird has Pecked?

Richard Holt | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Holt

When my daughter dropped her ice cream recently, I hesitated for a moment. Then I picked it up, scraped off the bit that had made contact with the pavement and gave it back to her.

Investigation Launched Into 'Distressing' Swan Deaths

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

An investigation is under way after the mysterious deaths of 30 swans in Cardiff. Officials say the animals died within a three-week period and the...

Controversial ‘Bird Flu’ Study That Highlights Threat To Humans, Finally Published

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After months of debate, the science journal Nature has finally published the first of two controversial papers US security advisers previously warned ...

Could Mutant Bird Flu Strain Be Used By Terrorists?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have developed a deadly strain of bird flu in a bid to create a vaccine, but experts worry that this deliberately grown infection could pos...

Sars, HIV, Flu Can Jump Closely-Related Species

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Scientists have gained fresh insight into how viruses such as Sars jump between species, which could help predict the emergence o...

Bird Flu Could Make Come Back, UN Warns

Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

Bird flu could be making a possible resurgence following the discovery of a new strain of the virus that has evaded existing vaccination regimes, the ...