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Latest Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Stories

2014-02-07 13:13:27

Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza—H5N1—has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.  While the virus’ primary target is birds—tens of millions have already died from it—it is capable of infecting mammals, including humans, causing serious illness and a frightening rate of mortality. In a new study, Matthew Scotch, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, tracks the spread of an H5N1 variant in...

Novel Bird Flu H10N8 Has Potential To Become Pandemic
2014-02-05 07:13:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While China has already been dealing with one avian influenza outbreak – H7N9 – a novel strain has emerged, killing its first victim in December. The new strain, H10N8, infected another person last month and experts are now concerned of the potential for another pandemic. H10N8 is the fifth novel influenza strain to emerge in the last 17 years. Scientists, led by Dr Yuelong Shu, of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and...

China's Second H7N9 Wave Tops Infections Seen In Spring Outbreak
2014-01-31 08:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past three days the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of at least 27 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. According to CIDRAP’s Lisa Schnirring, this second wave of H7N9 infections has surpassed the spring outbreak. Since the beginning of the New Year a total of 120 lab-confirmed cases have been etched into the books, with 137 cases confirmed since the second...

2014-01-29 08:29:27

- Preclinical development completed for H7N9 vaccine candidates that addresses significant unmet medical need - BEIJING, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has submitted a Clinical Trial Application(CTA) with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to commence human clinical trials for its vaccine against Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The CTA was officially accepted...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...

2014-01-23 12:29:54

Alere(TM) i Transforms Influenza Testing by Providing Highly Accurate, Molecular Results via a Simple, User-Friendly Platform WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes....

2014-01-16 23:01:12

With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. San Diego (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. “The sudden surge in local flu cases this year might have caught some people off guard, but there...

Multiple New Cases Of H7N9 Have Been Confirmed In The Last Week
2014-01-14 07:51:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, redOrbit reported that several new cases of human infection with H7N9 had been confirmed since the New Year began. In the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports from two Chinese health agencies confirming 13 new cases of H7N9 bird flu. JANUARY 10 The WHO released the first report on January 10, 2014, stating that China’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP), based in Hong Kong SAR,...

Canada Confirms First H5N1 Bird Flu Case, Death In North America
2014-01-10 06:17:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A strain of avian influenza that has sickened nearly 650 people in China and neighboring regions has now been confirmed in North America. The H5N1 bird flu strain, which has also killed 385 people worldwide, was discovered on January 1, 2014 in a Canadian tourist who had recently returned from China. The patient, who died on January 3 due to complications of the illness, had been in China from Dec 6 through 27 and was symptomatic...

First H7N9 Bird Flu Death Reported From Hong Kong
2013-12-27 06:32:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials from Hong Kong have reported that an 80-year-old man is the first person to die from H7N9 bird flu in the island region. The news comes less than a month after the first case of the bird flu was detected there in a 36-year-old domestic helper who had traveled to Shenzhen for live poultry. The 80-year-old man, who lived in Shenzhen, traveled to Tuen Mun Hospital on Dec. 3 in search of diabetes and heart treatment....


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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