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A group of international scientists have completed the first global inventory of flu strains in birds by reviewing more than 50 published studies and genetic data, providing new insight into the drivers of viral diversity and the emergence of disease that can ultimately impact human health and livelihoods.
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While many endemic infectious diseases of humans have been largely contained, new microbes continue to emerge to threaten human and animal health.
Last week on Feb 12, The World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a single case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus from the Ministry of Health of Malaysia. This is the first case to be reported from Malaysia since the bird flu first broke out nearly a year ago.
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.
Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza—H5N1—has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.
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, has also infected another person last month and experts are now concerned of the potential for another pandemic.
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.
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.
MediVector, Inc. Announces the Successful Initiation of Its Phase 3 Program for the Investigational Influenza Drug BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediVector, Inc.
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...
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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