H7N9

  • Modern chicken farm, production of white meat

    VUMC-led team isolates antibody that blocks bird flu

    VUMC scientists are redoubling their efforts to help people fight off bird flu. Their focus is H7N9, one of the most dangerous of the influenza viruses that have been transmitted from birds to humans. Read More

    Dec. 12, 2019

  • Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial

    Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to participate in a national study of an investigational vaccine against the H7N9 influenza virus, also known as “bird flu.” Read More

    Mar. 15, 2018

  • Person getting a shot

    Watch: Vanderbilt researchers fight to prevent the next pandemic

      by Bill Snyder Despite efforts to contain it, bird flu remains a serious menace to public health. That’s why scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are redoubling their efforts to help people fight off the virus if they become infected. Their focus is H7N9, one of the most dangerous… Read More

    Sep. 20, 2013

  • syringe

    VU testing vaccine against new flu threat

    Vanderbilt’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) is one of nine U.S. sites funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to test the effectiveness of a vaccine to protect against the H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China this spring. Read More

    Sep. 19, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

      by Bill Snyder Despite efforts to contain it, bird flu remains a serious menace to public health. That’s why scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are redoubling their efforts to help people fight off the virus if they become infected. Their focus is H7N9, one of the most dangerous… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2013