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Latest Avian influenza Stories

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...

2013-07-10 19:51:41

The emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu, according to a new study published today (July 10, 2013) in the journal Nature. An international team led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo conducted a comprehensive analysis of two of the first human isolates of the virus from patients in China. Their efforts revealed the H7N9 virus's...

2013-07-09 16:31:30

The H7N9 avian flu strain that emerged in China earlier this year has subsided for now, but it would be a mistake to be reassured by this apparent lull in infections. The virus has several highly unusual traits that paint a disquieting picture of a pathogen that may yet lead to a pandemic, according to lead scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. David Morens, Jeffery Taubenberger, and Anthony Fauci, in a paper published in mBio®, the online...

2013-06-10 11:21:22

The duck genome provides new insight into fighting bird flu The duck genome consortium, consisted of scientists from China Agricultural University, BGI, University of Edinburgh and other institutes has completed the genome sequencing and analysis of the duck (Anas platyrhynchos), one principal natural host of influenza A viruses. This work reveals some noteworthy conclusions and provides an invaluable resource for unraveling the interactive mechanisms between the host and influenza...

2013-05-30 23:26:13

As concerns rise with the Avian Influenza A (H7N9) virus AKA “Bird Flu,” antimicrobial product manufacturers, consult and conduct studies with industry leading testing lab, BioScience Laboratories Inc. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 H7N9 is an influenza virus which is sometimes found in birds, but normally not in humans. Beginning in March, 2013, China reported H7N9 infections in humans, as well as poultry. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this new H7N9...

2013-05-29 09:42:27

Diseases can rapidly evolve to become more -- or less -- virulent, according to songbird study A novel disease in songbirds has rapidly evolved to become more harmful to its host on at least two separate occasions in just two decades, according to a new study. The research provides a real-life model to help understand how diseases that threaten humans can be expected to change in virulence as they emerge. "Everybody who's had the flu has probably wondered at some point, 'Why do I feel...

H7N9 Bird Flu Under Control In China, According To United Nations
2013-05-22 09:01:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Experts with the United Nations (UN) reported Tuesday that the 2013 H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has sickened 130 people and killed 36 has been brought under control in China. They said that closure of live bird markets in Shanghai and other areas has likely contributed to the halt of the spread of the disease throughout the country. The UN warned that health authorities worldwide must still remain on the lookout to detect further...


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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