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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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

Chicken-derived antibody shows potent neutralizing capacity against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Chicken-derived antibody shows potent neutralizing capacity against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Research suggests St. John's Wort and Echinacea could protect against COVID-19

Research suggests St. John's Wort and Echinacea could protect against COVID-19

Many US health experts underestimated the coronavirus … until it was too late

Many US health experts underestimated the coronavirus … until it was too late

Scientists detect a sarbecovirus phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats in Japan

Scientists detect a sarbecovirus phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats in Japan

SARS-CoV-2 causes a unique cytokine storm, study finds

SARS-CoV-2 causes a unique cytokine storm, study finds

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Will COVID-19 become a seasonal virus?

Will COVID-19 become a seasonal virus?

Potential sea animal reservoirs for coronaviruses?

Potential sea animal reservoirs for coronaviruses?

SARS-CoV-2-RNA viremia is a robust marker of critical illness in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2-RNA viremia is a robust marker of critical illness in COVID-19

Study: Drinking honeysuckle decoction accelerates the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients

Study: Drinking honeysuckle decoction accelerates the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients

Findings show promise for developing vaccines against multiple strains of flu, including SARS-CoV-2

Findings show promise for developing vaccines against multiple strains of flu, including SARS-CoV-2

Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?

Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?

Study looks into COVID‐19 preparedness in Michigan nursing homes

Study looks into COVID‐19 preparedness in Michigan nursing homes

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in bid for treatment

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in bid for treatment

NIH launches new website with educational resources for COVID-19 workers

NIH launches new website with educational resources for COVID-19 workers

Former federal virus hunter says U.S. needs to act before new germs ‘kick your door in’

Former federal virus hunter says U.S. needs to act before new germs ‘kick your door in’

Research reveals new pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein

Research reveals new pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein