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Food Additive May Prevent H7N9 From Infecting Host Cells
2013-10-25 10:41:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China continues to battle an outbreak of avian influenza A (H7N9), a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine are among those looking for ways to intervene and bring an end to a disease that has so far killed more than 20 percent of those it has infected. The university team, led by Michael Caffrey, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at IUC, has found a common...

China Reports New H7N9 Case, US Vaccine Trial May Have An Answer
2013-10-18 06:43:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China’s National Health and Family Planning Center (NHFPC) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza A. This is the first new case to be identified since August 11, 2013. The patient is a 35-year-old man from Zhejiang Province who was admitted to a hospital on October 8 and is in critical condition. The man, with the surname Liu, tested...

2013-10-17 10:43:20

New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals how diseases can modify animal odors in subtle ways. In a recent study published in the public access journal PLOS ONE, scientists examined how infection with avian influenza (AIV) alters fecal odors in mallards. Using both behavioral and chemical methods, the findings reveal that AIV can be detected based on odor changes in infected birds. "The fact that a distinctive fecal odor is...

2013-09-10 23:18:54

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Animal/Veterinary Vaccines Market [Products (Livestock - Bovine, Companion - Canine, Poultry, Equine), Diseases (Rabies, Distemper, Foot & Mouth, Gumboro, Avian Influenza, Strangles), Technology (Live attenuated, DNA, Recombinant)] – Global Forecast to 2018” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The global animal vaccines market is in its growth phase and is poised to cross the $8 billion mark by 2018. The factors...

2013-09-10 14:20:40

Virus attaches to both upper and lower respiratory tract epithelium, according to report in The American Journal of Pathology A new study has found that a novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza A virus, which has recently emerged in humans, attaches moderately or abundantly to the epithelium of both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. This pattern has not been observed before for avian influenza A viruses. The report, published in the October issue of The American Journal of Pathology,...

2013-08-27 23:29:07

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. has added Influenza A Virus H7N9 to their in-house virus library and is now testing antiviral products for safety and efficacy against H7N9. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 In response to the Avian Influenza A (H7N9) virus outbreak that occurred earlier last spring, infecting over 130 people and killing over 40 people, BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) has been approved for testing the virus. There are only a limited number of testing labs that can...

New Human H7N9 Case Sparks Concerns Of Continued Infections
2013-08-12 08:46:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new lab-confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza A virus (bird flu). This is the first confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 since July 20, 2013. The patient is a 51-year-old woman from Huizhou, Guangdong Province. NHFPC reported the woman became ill on July 27, 2013 and was admitted to a...

Virologists To Manufacture More Dangerous H7N9 Bird Flu
2013-08-08 06:58:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are planning to create deadlier and more highly transmissible versions of the H7N9 bird flu with the hope they will be able to predict how it will mutate and determine whether or not there is a risk that it could result in a pandemic, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to Reuters Health and Science Correspondent Kate Kelland, virologists Ron Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka are leading a team of 22...

Human-To-Human Transmissibility Discovered In H7N9 Bird Flu
2013-08-07 07:08:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Chinese researchers has discovered the first probable case of human to human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China. While the news is startling, the researchers still stress that it does not spread efficiently in this manner. Published today in the British Medical Journal, the study findings provide the strongest evidence yet of H7N9 transmission between humans, a disease that has so far sickened 134 people and resulted...

Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
2013-07-19 16:18:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global pandemic. As well, cases of the 2013 outbreak have seemed to grind to a halt, with only two...


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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