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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...

No New Cases Of Bird Flu, Despite Three More Deaths In China
2013-05-14 13:33:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite three new deaths being attributed to H7N9 bird flu, no new cases have been reported since May 7, according to Nature News correspondent Declan Butler. Reuters, citing state-owned Xinhua news agency, reported yesterday (May 13) that China has seen three more deaths related to the new bird flu strain that arose at the end of March. These latest deaths bring the toll to 35, while the number of infections sits steady at 130....

H7N9 Confirmed In China's Hunan Province
2013-04-28 05:25:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 64-year-old woman has become the first person in China´s Hunan Province to become infected with the H7N9 bird flu, health officials there confirmed on Saturday. According to the Xinhua news agency, the woman, who goes by the surname Guan and is a resident of Shaoyang City, began suffering from a fever back on April 14. Hunan Provincial Health Department officials said laboratory tests had confirmed she had contracted the...


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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