H7N9 Threat Continues as Organizations Update Travelers, Pandemic Plans


Over the past two weeks, we have seen a heightened state of alert in China in response to the identification of a new Avian Influenza virus A(H7N9) that has acquired the capability to infect humans. There are now more than 60 confirmed cases and numerous deaths. Read full blog post »


H7N9 Bird Flu Virus hits China: What’s the Diagnosis?


Recently, a strain of bird flu virus was identified (H7N9) in China that’s now affecting humans. So far, more than 30 people in Shanghai and three surrounding provinces have become infected. New cases are being reported nearly every day and there have been a significant number of fatalities.
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New Bird Flu Strain and Film “Contagion” Serve as Reminders for Pandemic Planning

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The release of the film “Contagion” last week coupled with the recent FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) notification of a troubling strain of bird flu (H5N1) – has put pandemic planning back in the forefront. Read full blog post »