Let’s Not Freak Out, But A New Bird Flu Has Jumped To Humans For The First Time

Let’s Not Freak Out, But A New Bird Flu Has Jumped To Humans For The First Time

What we didn’t want to happen has happened — a strain of bird flu that scientists were pretty sure couldn’t infect people has gone and shown up in a human for the first time. This doesn’t necessarily mean a rush on face masks and antiseptic wipes, however, just that scientists have some work to do creating vaccines to protect everyone. [More]

Scientists Genetically Modify Chickens To Not Pass On Avian Flu

Scientists Genetically Modify Chickens To Not Pass On Avian Flu

As bird flu threatens to morph into a virus that can be passed from human to human, British scientists have taken a step forward in preventing the spread of the deadly epidemic by producing genetically modified chickens which are unable to transmit the flu to other creatures. [More]

Tamiflu And Relenza Treat Flu, But Might Make You Crazy

Tamiflu And Relenza Treat Flu, But Might Make You Crazy

This week, an FDA advisory panel will review a recommendation to put a warning on flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza that says there have been “psychiatric events observed in some patients.” The companies who make the drugs have both responded that they’ve found no causal link between their drugs and “psychiatric events.”