A 6-year-old girl has become the ninth person in Cambodia to die of bird flu this year. Cambodia's health ministry said Tuesday there have been 13 confirmed cases of H5N1 avian influenza in the country this year, and 34 since 2005.
Canada currently has no plans to ask its pandemic flu vaccine manufacturers to make trial batches of vaccine to protect against the new H7N9 bird flu, senior officials of the Public Health Agency of Canada have revealed.
After five days of investigation, the world’s top flu experts say the H7N9 strain of bird flu that has emerged in China this spring is “definitely one of the most lethal influenza viruses that we've seen so far.”
Almost three weeks after China reported finding a new strain of bird flu in humans, experts are still stumped by how people are becoming infected when many appear to have had no recent contact with live fowl and the virus isn't supposed to pass from person to person.
A new case of bird flu in China's capital, a 4-year-old boy who displayed no symptoms, is adding to the unknowns about the latest outbreak that has caused 63 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, health officials said Monday.