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Latest Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Stories

British Bird Populations Facing A New Virus Strain
2012-11-23 06:54:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online House sparrows, dunnocks, and wood pigeons, among other British bird species, have been known to carry avian pox. Vets and ornithologists are very concerned, however, about the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits. According to wildlife veterinarian Dr Becki Lawson from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), "Infection leads to warty, tumor-like growths on different parts of a bird's body, particularly on...

2012-11-20 08:26:41

- First Demonstration of Cross-Protection Against H2N2 Influenza and a Different H5N1 Strain - QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced results from an independent preclinical study on the cross-protection effects of Medicago's H5N1 VLP vaccine candidate...

2012-11-09 20:22:00

- Provides Update on Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Programs - QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG)(OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles ("VLPs"), today announced its operational and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The Company's financial statements and management report are...

2012-10-19 15:22:42

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, announced today it will present three influenza abstracts at IDWeek 2012: the first combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, in San Diego, California, October 17-21, 2012. These abstracts expand upon the existing body of knowledge and data...

2012-10-09 20:40:59

Renowned virus experts address the moratorium on potentially hazardous H5N1 influenza research Last winter, scientists at the University of Wisconsin and Erasmus University (Netherlands) shocked the world by announcing they had developed strains of H5N1 influenza that could easily pass between mammals (ferrets). In nature, H5N1 is extremely lethal (kills nearly 60% of its human cases), but it does not easily spread from person-to-person. Thus, biosafety concerns were raised over the...

2012-10-09 11:28:27

CYPRESS, Calif. and SAINT PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Diagnostics, a business of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, and 3M, a global diversified technology company (NYSE: MMM), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate-complexity categorization to the Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct test on the 3M(TM) Integrated Cycler. The...

2012-09-10 06:29:58

MERIDEN, Conn., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced that this afternoon there will be a presentation of clinical data for the pandemic (monovalent) formulation of Protein Sciences innovative solution for protection from influenza, FluBlok, by John Treanor, MD, Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The presentation will occur at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents...

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2012-08-30 17:23:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You may have contracted the flu, and already passed it on to your neighbors, before you ever started showing symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers found while examining influenza transmission in ferrets that the virus can actually be passed on to someone else before the symptoms occur. Knowing whether someone is infectious before symptoms occur is important to try and help authorities stop an epidemic. Previous...

2012-08-15 02:25:34

BEIJING, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (the company) (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2012. Sinovac is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccine products. The company is making efforts to implement its business strategy to...

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,...


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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