US health authorities are wary as China announced six new cases of H7N9 bird flu in Hunan province and outbreaks of the avian flu have been reported in several US states.
The poultry industry can maintain the free-range status of their flocks and will be allowed to stay outside with the current changes applied to avian flu restrictions.
The World Health Organization warned all countries to watch out for possible outbreaks of the bird flu virus after several deaths have been recorded among patients in China.
The lollipop analogy suggests that your year of birth year predicts, how you will be affected by the animal-origin-influenza A virus. Though the prediction can be extended to a complete diagnosis the association proved shows that there are connections between the first time a person gets infected by a flu and his possibility to be severely attacked by influenza A in the later stage.
Officials confirmed the first ever H5N6 death in a 49-year-old man from China.
The CDC confirmed the first case of H6N1 bird flu in a 20-year-old Taiwanese woman.
Taiwanese health authorities on Wednesday reported the island's first case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu infection, making it the first confirmed case of the deadly new strain of bird flu outside of mainland China.
As a precautionary measure, the CDC held a conference call to review the general procedure in dealing with the H7N9 strain of bird flu if it were to manifest here in the U.S.
WHO stated that the H7N9 virus in China, which has killed seven people already, cannot be spread via human-to-human contact.