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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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Researchers in southern China have found pigs that carry strains of the avian flu. The infection of pigs is a concern as it can affect the general population’s health and poses the seriousness of a possible pandemic.


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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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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