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Human-To-Human Transmissibility Discovered In H7N9 Bird Flu
2013-08-07 07:08:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Chinese researchers has discovered the first probable case of human to human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China. While the news is startling, the researchers still stress that it does not spread efficiently in this manner. Published today in the British Medical Journal, the study findings provide the strongest evidence yet of H7N9 transmission between humans, a disease that has so far sickened 134 people and resulted...

2013-07-24 23:30:09

With the use of sophisticated mathematical modelling techniques, a mathematician at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and his co-researchers have completed a study that explains the phenomenon of multiple waves of influenza pandemic in the last century. (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 With the use of sophisticated mathematical modelling techniques, a mathematician at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and his co-researchers have completed a study that explains the phenomenon of...

Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
2013-07-19 16:18:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global pandemic. As well, cases of the 2013 outbreak have seemed to grind to a halt, with only two...

2013-07-16 14:10:45

Some strains of the avian H7N9 influenza that emerged in China this year have developed resistance to the only antiviral drugs available to treat the infection, but testing for antiviral resistance can give misleading results, helping hasten the spread of resistant strains. The authors of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, characterized viruses taken from the first person known to be stricken with H7N9 influenza and found...

2013-07-10 19:51:41

The emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu, according to a new study published today (July 10, 2013) in the journal Nature. An international team led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo conducted a comprehensive analysis of two of the first human isolates of the virus from patients in China. Their efforts revealed the H7N9 virus's...

2013-07-10 12:48:03

Epidemic model looked at 3 contributing factors Three waves of the deadliest influenza pandemic in history, known as the Spanish flu, hit England and Wales in 1918, just as World War 1 was coming to an end. Why flu arrives in multiple waves like this is the focus of a study by McMaster University researchers who discovered three contributing factors: the closing and opening of schools, temperature changes and – most importantly – changes in human...

2013-07-09 16:31:30

The H7N9 avian flu strain that emerged in China earlier this year has subsided for now, but it would be a mistake to be reassured by this apparent lull in infections. The virus has several highly unusual traits that paint a disquieting picture of a pathogen that may yet lead to a pandemic, according to lead scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. David Morens, Jeffery Taubenberger, and Anthony Fauci, in a paper published in mBio®, the online...

2013-07-02 11:20:35

H7N9 pneumonia is characterized by imaging findings that differentiate it from other types of pneumonia, including rapidly progressive changes in the lungs and pulmonary connective tissues, according to the first study to describe radiologic findings in the disease. The results are published online in the journal Radiology. "The severity of these findings is associated with the severity of the clinical condition of the patients," said study co-author Zhiyong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., from the...

Chinese Researchers Warn H7N9 Bird Flu Could Make Big Comeback
2013-06-24 06:45:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China in March has been labeled more deadly than 2009’s H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but less severe than the H5N1 bird flu outbreak that affected the region in 2003. Chinese researchers noted that 36 percent of hospitalizations stemming from H7N9 have resulted in death, much less than the 60 percent of deaths associated with H5N1, but slightly higher than the 21 percent of H1N1 deaths. Reporting...

2013-06-10 23:22:16

BioScience Laboratories, Inc., can now acquire and test product efficacy against H7N9 in their approved BSL-3 Testing lab. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially completed its inspection of the Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility at BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) The results of the inspection show that the BSLI facilities meet the standards set forth by the USDA as suitable to acquire and handle Influenza A Virus, H7N9....


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.