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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
Last week, redOrbit reported that several new cases of human infection with H7N9 had been confirmed since the New Year began. In the past five days, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports from two Chinese health agencies confirming 13 new cases of H7N9 bird flu.
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 was discovered on January 1, 2014 in a Canadian tourist who had recently returned from China.
Health officials from Hong Kong have reported that an 80-year-old man is the first person to die from H7N9 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.
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A bird flu strain not previously seen in humans has been reported by Chinese health authorities to have infected a 73-year-old woman in east China’s Jiangxi Provincial capital of Nanchang.
Reducing glucose metabolism dials down influenza viral infection in laboratory cell cultures, providing an entirely new approach for combating seasonal flu.
A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses.
The deadly H7N9 bird flu strain that has so far sickened 139 people in eastern China and Taiwan since April, has now been confirmed in the southeastern island city of Hong Kong.
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...
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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