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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...

2013-03-15 11:14:28

This year's unusually long and rocky flu season would be nothing compared to the pandemic that could occur if bird flu became highly contagious among humans, which is why UCLA researchers and their colleagues are creating new ways to predict where an outbreak could emerge. "Using surveillance of influenza cases in humans and birds, we've come up with a technique to predict sites where these viruses could mix and generate a future pandemic," said lead author Trevon Fuller, a UCLA...

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...

One In Five People Infected During 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic
2013-01-25 13:00:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows that at least one in five people in countries including India, Australia and the U.K. were infected with influenza during the first year of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Forty-seven percent of those infected were aged between five and 19, researchers said. Older people were less likely to have become infected, with eleven percent of people over the age of 65 becoming infected. They wrote in the journal Influenza...

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...

2013-01-10 11:08:01

Duke researchers are looking to genomic technologies — not the isolation of bacteria or viruses — to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph. Two studies appearing online Jan. 9, 2013, both in the journal PLOS ONE, show how a pattern of genomic information among infected individuals can be used to accurately pinpoint the cause of infection. "Traditional diagnostic tests for infectious diseases rely on detecting the specific illness-causing...


Latest Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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