GENEVA (Reuters) - The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some $6.5 billion in losses to the economy, U.N. experts said on Tuesday.Full story
LONDON (Reuters) - Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Full story
Although the rise in cases of the H7N9 bird flu in China seems to have slowed, health officials are developing a vaccine against the virus, and will test it in a clinical trial, experts say. Full story
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avian Influenza A H7N9 virus from China as viewed through an electron microscope.
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, 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
A man holds squabs at a pigeon farm, which according to the owner has not been affected by the new 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