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Just 3 more mutations in humans can make bird flu a pandemic

A new research has suggested that it might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in nature Continue reading “Just 3 more mutations in humans can make bird flu a pandemic” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Soil fungus kills mosquito that carries dengue fever

Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have turned to a common fungus to stop the spread of dengue fever Continue reading “Soil fungus kills mosquito that carries dengue fever” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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Chinese man dies of bird flu

A 39-year-old man in China’s Shenzhen city Saturday died of bird flu, officials said. Continue reading “Chinese man dies of bird flu” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert to warn that studies undertaken by several Continue reading “WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Flu virus may not have originated in East Asia

As Europe and North America near flu season, researchers have found that it may not have its origins in East Asia, like it was earlier believed Continue reading “Flu virus may not have originated in East Asia” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm

Over 11,000 poultry birds were culled and 43,000 eggs destroyed after the bird flu virus was detected at a poultry farm in Bangladesh Continue reading “Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Pakistan’s home `lady health workers` cure pneumonia better than in hospital

Young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan’s network of “lady health workers” were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities, according to a new study Continue More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 7th, 2011
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Soon, single vaccine to give lifelong protection against all flu strains

A single flu vaccine that would protect against all strains of the virus for life may be coming soon, which could make annual flu jabs that cost the NHS around 100m pound per year a history Continue reading “Soon, More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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Soon, new material for air cleaner filters to capture influenza viruses

Scientists have now come up with a new material that teams up with the fiber in face masks, air conditioning and air cleaning filters to capture flu viruses Continue reading “Soon, new material for air cleaner More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 31st, 2011
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Spermless mosquitoes could prove effective in tackling dengue fever

A UK-based scientific team has modified male mosquitoes so that their offspring die before reproducing Continue reading “Spermless mosquitoes could prove effective in tackling dengue fever” »  More...