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Health Experts Call Novel H7N9 Bird Flu ‘Unusually Dangerous’ As It Spreads Beyond China
2013-04-25 06:48:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A novel strain of the bird flu (H7N9) that has now infected more than 100 people in China and has taken the lives of at least 22 is being called “one of the most lethal” strains known, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And as of Wednesday April 24, the strain has moved beyond the constraints of the Far East nation. Taiwanese officials reported that a 53-year-old citizen who had made regular trips to the...

H7N9 Cases On Rise, WHO Reports Concern Over New Sources Of Transmission
2013-04-19 09:22:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New data on the H7N9 flu strain in China has surfaced with reports that more than half of the cases seen so far have had no direct contact with poultry. The World Health Organization (WHO) today said the new evidence raises concerns that transmission of the virus is transmitted via a source other than poultry, with some concerned about human-to-human transmission. The new strain has so far infected 87 people and killed 17, a jump...

2013-04-15 23:04:07

Kwiksure provides information about the recent cases of new flu virus in China and discusses the benefits of a private health insurance plan during a possible flu outbreak. Hong Kong (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Last month, a new strain of flu virus, H7N9, was reported in China. Since then, 60 individuals have been diagnosed and 13 deaths have been reported in the region. Hong Kong experienced its own scare when a seven year old fell ill after coming back from Shanghai, however, the child tested...

Bird Flu Genetic Analysis Reveals Easy Adaptation To Humans
2013-04-15 08:06:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new bird flu strain that has so far killed 11 people in China has been showing signs that it is quickly adapting to mammalian (particularly human) hosts, according to a new study led by Masato Tashiro of the Influenza Virus Research Center at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in Japan, along with Yoshiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWMadison) and the University of Tokyo. Despite 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...


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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