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2013-04-12 20:20:32

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can...

2013-04-09 16:24:05

LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioradar UK Ltd and Replikins Ltd announced today that a new completely synthetic H7N9 Replikins Vaccine is ready for testing. The news comes on the heels of four new cases of avian flu (H7N9) reported in China, bringing the total to 28 cases, 8 of whom have died from the virus. The new vaccine is produced without any biological substances and will be used without adjuvants, similar to the H5N1 Synthetic Replikins Vaccine which was found effective (1)....

2013-04-08 08:31:02

Will H7N9 Follow Limited Course of SARS or Longer Course of H1N1 Pandemic? Can a Potential Pandemic Be Prevented? LONDON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd. today announced that when the full H7N9 virus genomic sequences from the first lethal and surviving human cases of the current outbreak of H7N9 are available for analysis, hopefully within a week, their Bioradar Replikins FluForecast(®) software will be able to determine within 24 hours the...

Avian Bird Flu Strain Kills Six In China, CDC Closely Monitoring Situation
2013-04-05 12:35:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds after an unusual strain of the bird flu has surfaced, so far killing six people in the Asian country. The strain was found in pigeons sold at various markets throughout Shanghai, according to state-run Xinhua news agency on Friday. The city is temporarily closing all live poultry markets while authorities try to determine where the source of the disease derived. It is not...

Bird Flu Kills Two In China, Experts Believe This To Be A New Strain
2013-04-01 05:20:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two men have died after contracting a strain of bird flu that had previously never been detected in humans, Chinese health officials reported on Sunday. According to BBC News, a 27-year-old man and an 87-year-old man both fell ill with the H7N9 influenza strain in February and died a few weeks later. A third person, a 35-year-old woman from nearby Anhui province, also caught the virus and is said to be “critically...

Bird Flu In China; 2 New Cases Announced
2013-02-11 04:59:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials from the Chinese health ministry have reportedly confirmed to state media outlets that two residents in the southwestern part of the country are critically ill with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The victims, a 21-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, tested positive for bird flu, AFP, citing information obtained from the Xinhua news agency, reported on Sunday. Both are residents of the city of Guiyang. The...

H5N1 Bird Flu Research Resumes After Threat Of Bioterrorism Passes
2013-01-24 10:28:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A moratorium on bird flu studies was ended on Wednesday, allowing scientists to return to their research on the H5N1 bird flu; previously, there had been fears of bioterrorism at the international level. The studies were first halted in January 2012 following the creation of mutant forms at the University of Wisconsin in the United States and the Dutch Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam — with widespread worry regarding...

Avian Flu Found In Chinese Pigs
2012-12-20 10:38:22

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers in China found pigs that had strains of the avian flu. In the past, avian influenza viruses have been related to death and illness in individuals living in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific and the Near East. The infection of pigs is a concern as it can affect the general population´s health and poses the seriousness of a possible pandemic. The findings of the study were recently published in...

2012-08-23 02:25:57

BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it held its 2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time. The required quorum, a majority of the common shares outstanding, was voted by proxy. The meeting was held concurrently at No. 39 Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC and at No. 6 Temple Street, St. John's,...

2012-08-06 02:25:45

BEIJING, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of vaccines in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, before market on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (August 15, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time) to review the Company's financial results and provide an update on...


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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