Anti-hypertensive drugs called calcium channel blockers can suppress influenza virus replication by blocking a key viral receptor.
An eggshell-like mineral layer around the avian flu virus could explain why we are more likely to catch it from birds than from our fellow humans.
The Philippine Department of Agriculture is currently investigating a new outbreak of avian flu in Pampanga, Philippines.
Researchers have used conducting polymers to develop a flu virus detector that is faster and a hundred times more sensitive than commercially available tests.
The health authority of South Korea has approved the first Korean-made vaccine to cover four influenza strains.