H5N1

Influenza A (H5N1) virus – also called “H5N1 virus” – is an influenza A virus subtype that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. H5N1 virus does not usually infect people, but infections with these viruses have occurred in humans.
What is Bird Flu (H5N1)?

Bird flu or avian flu is a highly contagious viral infection that is transmitted between birds and on rare occasions, from birds to humans.

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CDC and Task Force for Global Health to co-host 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

CDC and Task Force for Global Health to co-host 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Scientists explore antigenic imprinting in SARS-CoV-2

Scientists explore antigenic imprinting in SARS-CoV-2

Novel universal flu vaccine confers protection against different strains and subtypes of influenza A viruses

Novel universal flu vaccine confers protection against different strains and subtypes of influenza A viruses

CDC posts notice regarding multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with backyard poultry

CDC posts notice regarding multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with backyard poultry

New insights on avian influenza spillover and global spread

New insights on avian influenza spillover and global spread

CDC reports U.S. case of human avian influenza A(H5) virus

CDC reports U.S. case of human avian influenza A(H5) virus

As vaccination coverage increases, SARS-CoV-2 genetic diversity decreases

As vaccination coverage increases, SARS-CoV-2 genetic diversity decreases

Furin inhibitors as potential therapies to combat SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases

Furin inhibitors as potential therapies to combat SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases

The intercontinental spread of high-pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus

The intercontinental spread of high-pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus

First case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in asymptomatic flock owner in Europe

First case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in asymptomatic flock owner in Europe

Echinacea as a potential force against coronavirus infections

Echinacea as a potential force against coronavirus infections

How did the COVID pandemic affect the spread of other zoonotic diseases?

How did the COVID pandemic affect the spread of other zoonotic diseases?

SARS-CoV-2 Delta binds more strongly to furin protease than other existing variants

SARS-CoV-2 Delta binds more strongly to furin protease than other existing variants

Study assesses whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs can help treat COVID-19

Study assesses whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs can help treat COVID-19

Phase 2 study shows safety and immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 recombinant protein vaccine

Phase 2 study shows safety and immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 recombinant protein vaccine

The great promise of antiviral peptides against SARS-CoV-2

The great promise of antiviral peptides against SARS-CoV-2

New panel launched to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases

New panel launched to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases

Research finds key factors that could lead to further pandemics

Research finds key factors that could lead to further pandemics

Preventing future pandemics by ending the wildlife trade

Preventing future pandemics by ending the wildlife trade

Study shows how SARS-CoV-2 affects cytokines compared to other respiratory viruses

Study shows how SARS-CoV-2 affects cytokines compared to other respiratory viruses