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Flu Evolution Study May Change Textbooks, History Books
2014-02-17 10:55:14

Daniel Stolte - University of Arizona A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding flu outbreaks of historical significance. The study, published in the journal Nature, provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the evolutionary relationships of influenza virus across different host species over time. In addition to dissecting how the virus evolves at different rates in different...

2014-02-07 13:13:27

Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza—H5N1—has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.  While the virus’ primary target is birds—tens of millions have already died from it—it is capable of infecting mammals, including humans, causing serious illness and a frightening rate of mortality. In a new study, Matthew Scotch, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, tracks the spread of an H5N1 variant in...

Novel Bird Flu H10N8 Has Potential To Become Pandemic
2014-02-05 07:13:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While China has already been dealing with one avian influenza outbreak – H7N9 – a novel strain has emerged, killing its first victim in December. The new strain, H10N8, infected another person last month and experts are now concerned of the potential for another pandemic. H10N8 is the fifth novel influenza strain to emerge in the last 17 years. Scientists, led by Dr Yuelong Shu, of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and...

China's Second H7N9 Wave Tops Infections Seen In Spring Outbreak
2014-01-31 08:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past three days the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of at least 27 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. According to CIDRAP’s Lisa Schnirring, this second wave of H7N9 infections has surpassed the spring outbreak. Since the beginning of the New Year a total of 120 lab-confirmed cases have been etched into the books, with 137 cases confirmed since the second...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...

2014-01-16 16:24:35

MediVector, Inc. Announces the Successful Initiation of Its Phase 3 Program for the Investigational Influenza Drug BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediVector, Inc. today announced the enrollment of its first patient in the United States in one of two FAVOR favipiravir Phase 3 studies in adults with uncomplicated influenza. This multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is expected to enroll over 1,000 patients in participating clinics and practices in North,...

Canada Confirms First H5N1 Bird Flu Case, Death In North America
2014-01-10 06:17:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A strain of avian influenza that has sickened nearly 650 people in China and neighboring regions has now been confirmed in North America. The H5N1 bird flu strain, which has also killed 385 people worldwide, was discovered on January 1, 2014 in a Canadian tourist who had recently returned from China. The patient, who died on January 3 due to complications of the illness, had been in China from Dec 6 through 27 and was symptomatic...

First H7N9 Bird Flu Death Reported From Hong Kong
2013-12-27 06:32:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials from Hong Kong have reported that an 80-year-old man is the first person to die from H7N9 bird flu in the island region. The news comes less than a month after the first case of the bird flu was detected there in a 36-year-old domestic helper who had traveled to Shenzhen for live poultry. The 80-year-old man, who lived in Shenzhen, traveled to Tuen Mun Hospital on Dec. 3 in search of diabetes and heart treatment....

First Human Case Of Infection From H10N8 Bird Flu Detected In China
2013-12-18 06:53:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bird flu strain not previously seen in humans has been reported by Chinese health authorities to have infected a 73-year-old woman in east China’s Jiangxi Provincial capital of Nanchang. China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement on Wednesday confirming the strain H10N8 in a sample taken from the woman, who died of respiratory failure on Dec. 6.  The statement did not mention if the woman’s death...

H7N9 Double Whammy: Develops Drug Resistance, Remains Infectious
2013-12-11 08:01:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A deadly strain of avian bird flu that has been sickening people in China since last March has been offering health experts plenty of research material, with the most recent study showing that an H7N9 mutation has been found not to lose its ability to spread to mammals, despite developing resistance to drugs. It is commonly known in medical science that seasonal flu strains often become less transmissible once they develop...


Latest Avian influenza Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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