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Perth researchers to trial bird flu vaccine
Perth researchers have begun a trial to test the effectiveness of a new vaccine to protect against the potentially deadly bird flu. View News Article (2006-06-29)

Effective preventive drug against bird flu developed in the mouse
Researchers have developed what could be used as an effective preventive drug against bird flu. View News Article (2006-10-13)

Effective booster shot a bit of good news against bird flu
An initial priming shot given in advance of a booster shot may be an effective way to protect people against bird flu, researchers say in a presentation at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. View News Article (2006-10-13)

Bird flu claims critically endangered mammal
A far wider range of wildlife species could be at risk from bird flu, warns a biologist from the University of East Anglia. View News Article (2005-08-30)

St. Jude conducts first large-scale bird flu genome study
Unique resources at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital let researchers generate a "gold mine" of data to track evolution of bird flu virus genes and understand how they cooperate to cause disease. View News Article (2006-01-27)

Predicting infectious influenza
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics. View News Article (2013-05-21)

Bird flu mutation study offers vaccine clue
Scientists have described small genetic changes that enable the H5N1 bird flu virus to replicate more easily in the noses of mammals.  View News Article (2013-04-09)

Better by design: Engineering flu vaccines
A new computerized method of testing could help world health officials better identify flu vaccines that are effective against multiple strains of the disease. Rice University scientists who created the method say tests of data from bird flu and seasonal flu outbreaks suggest their method can better gauge the efficacy of proposed vaccines than can tests used today. View News Article (2009-03-18)

Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively
Incomplete vaccination of poultry flocks could make the spread of deadly strains of avian flu such as H5N1 worse, scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick have found. View News Article (2006-08-21)

'Bird flu' infections in humans prompt new investigation at Saint Louis University
When a new strain of flu infects people, the infection can spread around the world quickly. This is what could potentially happen with some new human flu viruses that come from bird flu viruses. View News Article (2006-01-17)

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