The infected person is a veterinarian who was involved in obtaining respiratory specimens from sick cats at the Manhattan shelter.
Several countries are fearing another possible pandemic as the H5N8 virus, also known as the bird flu, is spreading across the world like wildfire. Netherlands has reportedly euthanized more than 190,000 ducks in the country in hopes of containing the virus and preventing any possibility of an outbreak.
Finches that experienced stress hormones in food at a young age chose social networks outside of their immediate family, and didn't imitate parents' ways. Will their somewhat random socializing factor into the spread of bird flu?
Researchers have found a deadly strain of the avian influenza virus that has been sweeping through harbor seals may be able to spread to humans.
The H7N9 bird flu strain has already infected 91 people in China and killed 17, according to local media reports, and researchers are still investigating the potential source of the virus.
Authorities in Shanghai on Thursday closed a live poultry trading zone in an agricultural products market and have began slaughtering all birds there in response to the recent H7N9 bird flu scare, according to Xinhua news.
Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza and a third person is in critical condition with a virus that had not previously been transmitted to humans, Chinese officials said Sunday.