Latest Avian influenza Stories
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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