Avian Influenza Present in Antarctic Penguins

Avian Influenza Present in Antarctic Penguins

An international team of researchers has discovered the presence of a strain of avian influenza among populations of Adelie penguins in Antarctica. This new strain of the avian influenza has been identified as H11N2. It has been characterized by Aeron Hurt, a member of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on […]

Scientists Fear Bird Flu Pandemic Is About to Strike

Scientists Fear Bird Flu Pandemic Is About to Strike

Scientists working in Shanghai, China have announced that genetic differences in the potentially lethal bird flu virus which is going around China is increasing the possibility of a pandemic strain and they fear a pandemic is about to strike. There have been three new variations of the avian influenza type H7N9 virus found this winter. […]