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H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Capable of Airborne Transmission

One strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Full story

Why H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Arose So Quickly

The H7N9 bird flu virus appears to be particularly well adapted to jump from birds to people, a new study from China finds. Full story

Girl is Cambodia's 9th bird flu fatality of year

A 6-year-old girl has become the ninth person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year, as the virus continues to pose a threat to the country, the health ministry said Tuesday. Full story

Dutch authorities to cull poultry after avian influenza outbreak

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Health authorities will cull 11,000 chickens at a farm in the Netherlands after an outbreak of a mild form of avian influenza, the Dutch Economic Affairs Ministry said on Saturday. Full story

Bird Flu Fears Hit Wall St.

   Morgan Stanley is moving a hedge fund meeting out of China after a new drug resistant bird flu strain causes 36 deaths, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Drug resistance in new China bird flu raises concern

LONDON (Reuters) - The new bird flu strain that has killed 36 people in China has proved resistant to Tamiflu for the first time, a development scientists said was "concerning". Full story

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  Taiwan confirms first case of bird flu outside China

Health officials in Taiwan are on guard after on of its citizens contracted the deadly strain of bird flu while on a business trip in China. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

  Travelers monitored for bird flu

With fears the bird flu could spread worldwide in much the same way SARS did a decade ago, the Centers for Disease Control is distributing diagnostic kits and monitoring travelers who have visited China. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

  Health experts to investigate Bird Flu in China

An international team of health experts are going to China this week to investigate the Bird Flu that has killed 14 people. NBC's Ian Williams reports from Beijing.

  Deadly strain of bird flu has US officials on alert

The CDC is developing a vaccine for a new strain of bird flu that has already killed at least five people in China. So far, the strain, known as H7N9, has not shown evidence that it can be passed person-to-person.

  Scientist explains why he created killer virus

Dr. Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, says he created the virus to see what would happen if the H5N1 bird flu virus mutated and had the ability to spread in mammals.

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A CDC Scientist harvests H7N9 virus that has been grown for sharing with partner laboratories for research purposes.

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Avian Influenza A H7N9 virus from China as viewed through an electron microscope.

File photo of a breeder covering his face as he sits behind his chickens, which according to the breeder are not infected with the H7N9 virus, in Yuxin township
File photo of a breeder covering his face as he sits behind his chickens, which according to the breeder are not infected with the H7N9 virus, in Yuxin township

A breeder covers his face as he sits behind his chickens, which according to the breeder are not infected with the H7N9 virus, in Yuxin township, Zhejiang province, in this April 11, 2013 file photo. China, the world's fourth-largest soy producer and biggest buyer, expects record bean imports in May

A man holds a pigeon at a pigeon farm, which according to the owner has not been affected by the H7N9 bird flu strain, in Quzhou
A man holds a pigeon at a pigeon farm, which according to the owner has not been affected by the H7N9 bird flu strain, in Quzhou

A man holds a pigeon at a pigeon farm, which according to the owner has not been affected by the H7N9 bird flu strain, in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, May 6, 2013. The owner said the farm hasn't sold any pigeon eggs since April 6, after the first news of the new bird flu strain came out, and he has lo