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2012-07-31 21:04:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new strain of avian influenza has be blamed in the deaths of over 160 seals off the New England coast last year, sparking fears that the virus, or one like it, could spread to other animals, including humans. The majority of the dead harbor seals were less than six months old and an anatomical and microbiological analysis showed that these animals suffered from lesions and severe pneumonia, according to a report published in mBio,...

2012-07-30 10:24:30

LONDON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A marked increase in the H5N1 pB1 Lethality Gene Replikin Count (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) in Cambodia in 2009 (Figure 1 below) provided a warning for the outbreaks of the Avian Flu (H5N1) with human deaths in that country. Eight deaths were reported in 2011 and three thus far in 2012. This was one of seven consecutive correct predictions by genomic Replikins of coming viral outbreaks tied to specific geographical locations (Refs. 1,...

2012-07-16 06:27:01

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on June 6, 2012 to help reduce the risk of emerging pandemic disease threats in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia. Under the MoC, AusAID is providing Aus$6 mil. to USAID's PREVENT project, which uses evidence-based social and behavior change communication approaches and tools -...

2012-07-16 02:24:03

BEIJING, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, announced today that it will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time. The meeting will be held concurrently at No. 39 Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC and at No. 6 Temple Street, St. John's, Antigua. All shareholders of record as of July 5, 2012 will be eligible to vote and...

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2012-07-12 07:41:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In containing a recent bird flu outbreak, 2.5 million birds were killed in Mexico. According to Mexico´s Ministry of Agriculture, many of these birds were slaughtered during the past three weeks at poultry farms. Officials traveled to 148 poultry farms, found bird flu in 31 of those farms, and discovered that 34 other farms did not have any of the viruses. There was a total of 3.4 million affected poultry. "The number of birds...

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2012-07-11 09:04:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Knowledge is power.” Sir Francis Bacon, an English author and philosopher once spoke these words. With this theme in mind, the results from a research project on a pandemic strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus were recently published in Science. Scientists were interested in studying how the changes in the H5N1 virus can spread among people through the air by people´s coughs and sneezes. In the study, researchers...

Second Controversial Bird Flu Study Released
2012-06-22 10:42:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com On June 21, the second of two bird flu studies was released. It put fears to rest regarding terrorism and the global epidemic. Specifically, five genetic mutations were mentioned in the report. The papers explained how the virus strains created by researchers could be transmitted from person to person through the air. Scientists believed that the results could help them find dangerous strains of the virus. However, last December, federal officials requested...

2012-06-18 02:27:09

BEIJING, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that management is scheduled to present at the 5th Annual BioPharma China Convention 2012, to be held June 20 and 21 at the Beijing Marriot Hotel Northeast in Beijing, China. Bringing together more than 300 global biopharmaceutical professionals, the 2012 convention will focus on opportunities for greater achievements in novel vaccines and...

2012-06-11 02:25:25

BEIJING, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced a positive SFDA inspection of the three clinical trial sites being used in the Company's Phase III study of its proprietary inactivated Enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). In May 2012, an expert from the Center for Drug Evaluation within the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) completed an...

Rapid Virus Detection With New H5N1 Test Kit
2012-05-30 04:34:55

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com There´s that old adage, better to be prepared than to be sorry. Researchers have made it possible to be prepared in the case of a pandemic outburst of the H5N1 virus, otherwise known as the avian flu. An effective and quick H5N1 bird flu test kit has been made available after a collaborative effort among the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR), as well as clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital...


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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