Bird Flu

A Global Health Epidemic Is A Ticking Time Bomb - But Virus Databases Can And Are Helping To Save Lives

Professor Stefan Elbe | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Stefan Elbe

If we have learnt anything from the deaths of millions of people from diseases like AIDS, SARS, pandemic flu, Ebola, and Zika it is the need for scientists to share data quickly so that researchers can assess the dangers and develop new medicines and vaccines.

Bird Flu Risk Sees UK Poultry Owners Told To Keep Ducks, Chickens and Turkeys Inside

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK

Keepers of poultry and other captive birds have been told to keep them inside to protect them from a highly-infectious strain of bird flu circulating ...

Bird Flu Strain Found In Scottish Poultry Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

A suspected case of bird flu has been identified in chickens at a poultry farm in Fife, but the Scottish government has said the risk to humans is tho...

Avian Flu: Why We Should Be Cautious

Philip Lymbery | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

The spectre of avian influenza has once again been raised by a double-strike in Europe. The highly contagious strain, H5N8, which could potentially affect people, has been discovered on a Dutch poultry farm, whilst a further case has been found on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire, England, although the strain has yet to be confirmed.

Ebola and Bird Flu: Worse Times Ahead?

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Laura Blumenthal

I travel on the trains constantly and working in London means you are always brushing passed people. I have my gloves, my hand sanitiser and Boots Cold and Flu defence. I even hold my breathe when I hear someone coughing...

Duck Cull As Bird Flu Hits Yorkshire Poultry Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

There has been an outbreak of bird flu on a British duck breeding farm, in the first case reported in the UK since 2008. The Department for Environ...

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 ...