A 41-year-old man in Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai, was hospitalised on April 28 and is in stable condition, the National Health Commission says but insists the risk of large-scale transmission is low.
Six states have stepped up efforts to contain two strains of bird flu – H5N1 and H5N8 – in recent days after the deaths of thousands of migratory birds.
France’s first farm outbreak of the virus this year comes as bird flu spreads rapidly in Europe, putting the poultry industry on alert after previous outbreaks led to the culling of tens of millions of birds.
The Oruc Reis research vessel had been scheduled to end its work Thursday, but will now remain at sea until October 27.
Known as the G4, the virus genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009 and has already passed from animals to humans.
Healthcare systems worldwide will come under an immense strain as the pandemic coincides with the upcoming flu season.
With millions suffering from years of war and severely degraded medical facilities, countries at war cannot pay the price of a new frontline.
Rolling media coverage and fake news are fueling widespread panic about COVID-19. A sense of perspective might help to allay concerns.
Caroline Wozniacki who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease which attacks the joints, before the US Open says she is proud of how she has been so positive through it all.
Manufacturers of Xofluza say a single pill of the new drug will kill the flu virus in just a day.
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