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Internal investigation finds CDC scientist was mum for a month about flu virus accident in lab

...In March, a shipment of it went to a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Athens. For a study, the bird flu virus was given to chickens. The chickens died, prompting USDA staff to take a look at the sample and detect the deadly strain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-15/internal-investigation-finds-
Researchers create flu virus in laboratory

...WASHINGTON -- Researchers have created a flu virus in the laboratory by combining the...his colleagues were able to make a flu virus that precisely duplicated a virus...Kawaoka said the importance of making a flu virus is the understanding gained about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/03/tec_267079.shtml
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Bird flu virus could cause worldwide pandemic

WASHINGTON - A bird flu virus may mutate to a human form that becomes as deadly as the ones that...that this is a very high threat" based on the known history of the flu virus, she said. In Asia, there have already been a number of deaths...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/23/liv_444389.shtml
Life & style
Avian flu virus a few mutations away from spreading easily, report says

...were released in full to help raise awareness of the bird flu virus and highlight the need to prepare for a potential pandemic...droplets."Our main conclusion is that the H5N1 bird flu virus can acquire the ability of aerosol transmission between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-06-21/avian-flu-virus-few-mutation
Study: Bird flu virus infects body in wrong place to spread easily

...published online Thursday by the journal Science. More than 180 people are known to have been infected with the bird flu virus H5N1. Virtually all are believed to have caught it from infected poultry. But scientists have long warned that the virus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/23/liv_72857.shtml
Life & style
Calm is urged on flu strain

...panel that contained a former deadly flu virus, but health officials said there...the strain, created from the Asian flu virus, which killed 70,000 in 1957-58...as September, (if) an unusual flu virus had emerged, we would certainly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/14/met_450254.shtml
Metro
Asia's human death toll from bird flu rises to 22

...4-year-old boys became the latest victims of the bird flu virus sweeping Asia, bringing the human death toll to 22 on...greater the chances are that it might link with the human flu virus and become easily transmittable from person to person...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/19/liv_405129.shtml
Life & style
Publishing flu research in context is better, UGA flu expert says

...Center at the University of Georgia and Emory University, was one of the researchers into transmission of the H5N1 bird flu virus who agreed to a "voluntary pause" on that work."Everyone agreed to take a pause on the research until we had an understanding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-06-21/publishing-flu-research-cont
Scientists in Athens led early research of bird flu

...that they had reconstructed a 1918 flu virus that may have killed as many as 30...Athens work in reconstructing the 1918 flu virus. That was Terrence Tumpey, a molecular...scientists involved in recreating the 1918 flu virus say they hope to learn why that particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/14/met_12030.shtml
Metro
Bird flu is not just hype

...his response to the Katrina catastrophe are pooh-poohing his concern about what health officials refer to as the avian flu virus. Well, let's pray the critics are right. They may well be, but if they are wrong and the pandemic takes flight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/17/edi_12881.shtml
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