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H7N9 Confirmed In China's Hunan Province
2013-04-28 05:25:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 64-year-old woman has become the first person in China´s Hunan Province to become infected with the H7N9 bird flu, health officials there confirmed on Saturday. According to the Xinhua news agency, the woman, who goes by the surname Guan and is a resident of Shaoyang City, began suffering from a fever back on April 14. Hunan Provincial Health Department officials said laboratory tests had confirmed she had contracted the...

Nipah Related Viruses In Fruit Bats Indentified On Both Sides Of Wallace's Line
2013-04-25 10:02:04

Public Library of Science An invisible barrier separates land animals in Australia from those in south-east Asia may also restrict the spillover of animal-borne diseases like avian flu, but researchers have found that fruit bats on either side of this line can carry Nipah virus, a pathogen that causes severe human disease. The findings are published April 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Breed from the University of Queensland, Australia and colleagues from other...

Health Experts Call Novel H7N9 Bird Flu ‘Unusually Dangerous’ As It Spreads Beyond China
2013-04-25 06:48:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A novel strain of the bird flu (H7N9) that has now infected more than 100 people in China and has taken the lives of at least 22 is being called “one of the most lethal” strains known, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And as of Wednesday April 24, the strain has moved beyond the constraints of the Far East nation. Taiwanese officials reported that a 53-year-old citizen who had made regular trips to the...

H7N9 Cases On Rise, WHO Reports Concern Over New Sources Of Transmission
2013-04-19 09:22:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New data on the H7N9 flu strain in China has surfaced with reports that more than half of the cases seen so far have had no direct contact with poultry. The World Health Organization (WHO) today said the new evidence raises concerns that transmission of the virus is transmitted via a source other than poultry, with some concerned about human-to-human transmission. The new strain has so far infected 87 people and killed 17, a jump...

2013-04-18 10:04:12

All 3 configurations of adjuvant and route of administration exceeded the 3 CHMP criteria IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute), a Seattle-based non-profit research organization that is a leading developer of adjuvants used in vaccines combating infectious disease, and 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),...

2013-04-17 16:53:41

New assays are a powerful tool for enhanced influenza virus surveillance, say researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Over 40,000 people die each year in the United States from influenza-related diseases. In patients whose immune systems are compromised, antiviral therapy may be life-saving, but it needs to be initiated quickly. It is therefore crucial to diagnose and type the influenza rapidly. Scientists in the Netherlands have designed and evaluated a set of molecular assays...


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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