A new study led by East-West Center researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation has confirmed suspicions that "peri-urban" areas at the outer fringes of cities are particular hot spots for the emergence of animal-to-human infectious diseases.
Writing in the scientific journal Nature last week, Simon Wain-Hobson, chair of the Washington-based Foundation for Vaccine
In spite of our current low risk, it is just a matter of time before H5N1, H7N3 or another influenza strain evolves into a dangerous form that results in a pandemic. And the events in Mexico and Cambodia beg the question: Are we ever going to be safe from bird flu?
The WHO said experts at the meeting included lead researchers of the two studies, scientific journals interested in publishing
Racaniello, who did his thesis research under Palese, suggested on his popular Virology Blog in early January that the estimates
However, no sooner had the realization been made than federal funding cuts began to threaten U.S. efforts to predict and
In the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Shaman and his colleague, Marc Lipsitch
Hong Kong health workers began slaughtering more than 17,000 chickens on Wednesday after a carcass infected with bird flu
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the H5N1 virus has infected more than 500 people in more than