Bird flu vaccine: How will we know it works?
May 15, 2013, 2:31 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Researchers will test the vaccine's effectiveness by taking blood from vaccinated people, and checking to see if antibodies in their blood can neutralize the virus.
Where the new bird flu virus may have started
April 25, 2013, 10:46 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
Poultry markets in China provide a conducive environment for strains of the virus to mingle and mutate.
How the new bird flu virus evolved
April 16, 2013, 3:57 p.m. by Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily
Flu viruses are known to evolve at a particularly fast pace, and the bird flu is no different.
Negative tweets about flu vaccine are 'contagious'
April 8, 2013, 10 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
A high number of pro-vaccine posts also seems to encourage people to tweet negatively about vaccines in reply.
Bird flu: 6 things you should know about the new virus
April 3, 2013, 3:48 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
The new H7N9 strain does not spreads between people, but is spreading from source population to humans.
Why Valley Fever is on the rise in the Southwest
March 28, 2013, 1:24 p.m. by Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily
The infection is caused when people inhale the spores of a certain fungi. It cannot be spread person-to-person.
Higher humidity lowers flu transmission
February 27, 2013, 7 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
One reason flu transmission is thought to be lower during the summer months is because of the high humidity.
New rules on mutant bird flu research stir debate
February 22, 2013, 3:50 p.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
The U.S. government released a framework for determining whether to fund research that could create a version of the bird flu virus that could infect mammals by airborne droplets.
Current flu vaccine less effective in the elderly
February 21, 2013, 12:20 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
Despite the report, the CDC still advises older people to get a flu shot.
Controversial bird flu research to resume
January 24, 2013, 9:23 a.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Research on H5N1 transmission that uses funds from the U.S. National Institutes of Health cannot begin again until after safety guidelines are established.
Rough flu season for chickens
January 21, 2013, 9:52 a.m. by Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily
From January 1 to January 14, chicken noodle soup orders increased 35 percent over January 2012.