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H7N9

Scientists have been looming it over us for years: the next great flu pandemic. How likely is it, and when will it happen? First, let’s lay out some good news: there’s a lot of people watching what’s happening, and working toward solutions from different angles (including a universal vaccine). The bad news? Both viruses like […]

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Stay Flu Alert

January 24, 2017

Flu season is still going and spreading. It’s estimated that it’s peaking right now (which would be good, since then the end is in sight). So we all need to keep up good flu precautions, like washing hands frequently (before eating, after the bathroom, after going out, and frequently while preparing food), resting if we […]

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H7N9 has been growing in China. But this is about another strain of bird flu, one that was identified years ago but has since evolved to be well suited for humans. H10N8 is highly virulent. Several strains of bird flu contributed to its make-up, creating something that has evolved over the last seven years to […]

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It’s good news and bad news for the world’s scariest strain of flu. Want the bad news first? H7N9 bird flu is affecting far more people in its sophomore year, and for more than a quarter of those infected, the result is death. The good news here (for most of our readers, anyway) is that […]

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Tamiflu, one of the only treatments for Avian Flu, may trigger H7N9 to become drug resistant (meaning a sample in the patient became resistant after Tamiflu was administered). Early analysis had predicted the possibility, but we now have actual cases of it happening. Not everyone with H7N9 develop drug resistance, some get a lower viral […]

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