H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission

One strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Researchers tested transmission of five strains of H7N9, all taken from people who got sick with the virus. …One […]

New swine, drug-resistant flu strains tracked

ShareThis New swine, drug-resistant flu strains tracked 06 Jan 2012 Bay Area infectious disease experts are on the alert for new strains of flu, including another swine flu that’s popped up in parts of the United States and a drug-resistant flu circulating in the Southern Hemisphere. Last week, Australian public health officials reported that during […]