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2013-04-15 23:04:07

Kwiksure provides information about the recent cases of new flu virus in China and discusses the benefits of a private health insurance plan during a possible flu outbreak. Hong Kong (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Last month, a new strain of flu virus, H7N9, was reported in China. Since then, 60 individuals have been diagnosed and 13 deaths have been reported in the region. Hong Kong experienced its own scare when a seven year old fell ill after coming back from Shanghai, however, the child tested...

Bird Flu Genetic Analysis Reveals Easy Adaptation To Humans
2013-04-15 08:06:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new bird flu strain that has so far killed 11 people in China has been showing signs that it is quickly adapting to mammalian (particularly human) hosts, according to a new study led by Masato Tashiro of the Influenza Virus Research Center at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in Japan, along with Yoshiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWMadison) and the University of Tokyo. Despite the...

2013-04-10 16:39:31

More research needed to measure impact of co-infections on hospital admission A study at Rhode Island Hospital has found that despite complications, patients co-infected with the pandemic 2009-2010 influenza A H1N1 (pH1N1) and a second respiratory virus were not associated with worse outcomes or admission to the hospital's intensive care unit. The study is published online in the journal PLOS ONE. "There is scant data in the literature regarding the incidence and impact of simultaneous...

Avian Bird Flu Strain Kills Six In China, CDC Closely Monitoring Situation
2013-04-05 12:35:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds after an unusual strain of the bird flu has surfaced, so far killing six people in the Asian country. The strain was found in pigeons sold at various markets throughout Shanghai, according to state-run Xinhua news agency on Friday. The city is temporarily closing all live poultry markets while authorities try to determine where the source of the disease derived. It is not...

Bird Flu Kills Two In China, Experts Believe This To Be A New Strain
2013-04-01 05:20:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two men have died after contracting a strain of bird flu that had previously never been detected in humans, Chinese health officials reported on Sunday. According to BBC News, a 27-year-old man and an 87-year-old man both fell ill with the H7N9 influenza strain in February and died a few weeks later. A third person, a 35-year-old woman from nearby Anhui province, also caught the virus and is said to be “critically...


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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