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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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

China reports H5N1 bird flu in Hunan amid coronavirus crisis

China reports H5N1 bird flu in Hunan amid coronavirus crisis

Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus

Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus

Super fast novel device catches and identifies viruses

Super fast novel device catches and identifies viruses

Researchers find another piece of puzzle relating to bird flu viruses

Researchers find another piece of puzzle relating to bird flu viruses

Fullerene compounds effectively combat dangerous viral infections

Fullerene compounds effectively combat dangerous viral infections

Researchers map virulence factor of influenza A virus in real-time

Researchers map virulence factor of influenza A virus in real-time

Naturally occurring human antibody reveals hidden weakness in influenza virus

Naturally occurring human antibody reveals hidden weakness in influenza virus

Study uncovers potential new strategy to treat influenza A

Study uncovers potential new strategy to treat influenza A

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus