Lab-Altered H5N1 Flu More Infectious to Humans than Birds

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TweetYumA new study suggests a laboratory-mutated H5N1 avian influenza virus could pose a greater risk to humans than to birds, adding to concerns about the new avian flu strain that has emerged recently in China. Over a year ago, Japanese researchers created a genetically-altered version of the H5N1 avian influenza virus to ‘explore the risk […]

Vaccines may have increased swine flu risk

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TweetYum‘It is the opposite of what vaccines should do.’ There is renewed controversy surrounding influenza vaccines, with some studies showing people immunized against the seasonal flu might have been at greater risk during the swine flu outbreak. Infectious diseases expert Professor Peter Collignon has called for a review of Australia’s flu vaccine policy in light […]