Swine flu has yet to escalate into a global pandemic, but here's what to do if it does
Some have linked the new strain of H1N1 to an industrial hog farm in Mexico, David Biello reports
As the World Health Organization (WHO) today acknowledged the spreading swine influenza virus by moving the pandemic threat awareness level up one notch to 5, the U.S.
A professor of public health who studies influenza explains what makes this strain of flu different and how it might be treated
As swine flu fears sweep the world, governments everywhere are taking steps to prepare for a global pandemic, such as ramping up disease surveillance, reinforcing medicine stockpiles, and distributing infection control information to citizens...
We've known since January that most of the flu circulating this season is resistant to Tamiflu, an antiviral drug typically used against the infection.
A vaccine that can eliminate seasonal flu shots and provide protection against pandemics? Walter Fiers discovered that targeting a particular protein segment on the influenza virus might just do the trick...
An international network for monitoring the flow of viruses from animals to humans might help scientists head off global epidemics
The best way to beat bird flu and other zoonotic diseases is to keep humans and wildlife healthy
The two winter respiratory illnesses may look alike, but pay attention to tell them apart
Fast treatment manufactured from flu survivors' antibodies could pave the way to more effectively thwarting pandemics
U.S. military researcher uncovers clues about 1918 pandemic flu virus
One day a highly contagious and lethal strain of influenza will sweep across all humanity, claiming millions of lives. It may arrive in months or not for years--but the next pandemic is inevitable...
Extremely elderly survivors of the 1918 flu pandemic still have active antibodies that recognize that virus. Karen Hopkin reports
The deadliest flu strain in history has been resurrected. What can the 1918 virus reveal about why it killed millions and where more like it may be lurking?
Buying time to arm for a pandemic is possible--maybe
In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that high absolute humidity can help kill flu virus particles in a given environment. Adam Hinterthuer reports...
With swine flu infections now being reported in six different countries, and concern mounting for even more, researchers are looking for ways to keep the outbreak in check.