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New bird flu case in Netherlands
New bird flu case in Netherlands

Dutch authorities reported a new outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm, but could not say if it was the worrying new strain detected elsewhere in the country.

New bird flu case in Netherlands
Photo © Turar Kazangapov.
Every second Kazakhstani relies on self-treatment: Ministry of Health

Every second Kazakhstani takes medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Every second Kazakhstani relies on self-treatment: Ministry of Health
©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
US govt lab reveals series of dangerous mix-ups

The United States' top public health agency revealed Friday a series of alarming incidents in which dangerous biological agents including anthrax, influenza and botulism were mishandled over the past decade.

US govt lab reveals series of dangerous mix-ups
©Reuters/Tomas Bravo
US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

A US-based Japanese scientist said he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu
Unusual new penguin flu found in Antarctica
Unusual new penguin flu found in Antarctica

A new kind of bird flu has been detected for the first time in Adelie penguins in Antarctica, though the virus does not seem to make them sick, researchers said.

Unusual new penguin flu found in Antarctica
China 'downgrades' H7N9 bird flu description
China 'downgrades' H7N9 bird flu description

China has reportedly downgraded H7N9 bird flu in humans, dropping its description as "infectious" in new guidelines on how to deal with the disease, even as new cases spike with the onset of winter.

China 'downgrades' H7N9 bird flu description
Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months
Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

Vietnam has recorded its first death from bird flu in nine months, according to the country's Health Ministry, amid growing regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the deadly virus.

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months
©Reuters/Stringer
China reports first H7N9 bird flu death this year

China has reported its first death from the H7N9 bird flu virus in 2014 after a significant drop-off in fatalities following an outbreak last year.

China reports first H7N9 bird flu death this year
©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
H1N1 flu claims five lives in Canada's Alberta province

An H1N1 flu outbreak in Alberta has sickened nearly 1,000 people and killed five, the Canadian province's health minister said Friday, urging everyone to get vaccinated.

H1N1 flu claims five lives in Canada's Alberta province
©Reuters/Mariana Bazo
Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study

The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response.

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study
©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
China confirms human death from new bird flu type

A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.

China confirms human death from new bird flu type
H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11
H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11

At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country.

H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11
©REUTERS
No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study

Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose.

No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study
©REUTERS
Study boosts link between flu vaccine, sleep disorder

A study in England has strengthened evidence from Scandinavia that a vaccine used to prevent pandemic flu boosted the risk of sleep disorder among teens and children.

Study boosts link between flu vaccine, sleep disorder
US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead
US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead

A flu epidemic gripping the United States is more severe than usual, striking the elderly especially hard, health authorities said Friday as they also announced 29 child victims.

US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry blacklists U.S., UK and China

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry warns of a spreading virus infections in several countries.

Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry blacklists U.S., UK and China
©RIA Novosti
Healthcare Ministry refuted information on swine flu in South Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s chief sanitary doctor refuted information on swine flu cases detected in South Kazakhstan oblast.

Healthcare Ministry refuted information on swine flu in South Kazakhstan
©RIA Novosti
3 pregnant women diagnosed with H1N1 in Kazakhstan

Three cases of H1N1 swine flu have been confirmed in South Kazakhstan.

3 pregnant women diagnosed with H1N1 in Kazakhstan

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