Pandemics - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pandemics UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread low LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has noticed changes in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low. The genetic mutations have been seen from birds and infected people, but because flu viruses change constantly, experts aren't exactly sure how significant the differences may be. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:04:00 GMT 2017-03-01T16:04:00Z Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa SOSHANGUVE, South Africa (AP) — The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection. The stakes are high. It's the first study of its kind begun in seven years, and even moderate success could prove impo... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:49:00 GMT 2016-11-30T20:49:00Z New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be "the final nail in the coffin" for the disease if it is successful, scientists say. The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enroll 5,400 sexually active men and women aged between 18 and 35 at 15 sites across South Africa. It will be the l... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:05:00 GMT 2016-11-27T20:05:00Z