Latest Avian influenza Stories
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has notified the World Health Organization of a new lab-confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza A virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.