Latest Orthomyxoviridae Stories
Amid intense coverage of the Ebola crisis, thousands worldwide die from the common flu.
MERIDEN, Conn., Feb.
A flock of birds have tested positive for the highly contagious Avian Influenza virus, or Bird Flu.
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan.
Scientists from St.
Flublok is the world's first FDA approved recombinant protein vaccine for the prevention of seasonal influenza LONDON, Dec.
MERIDEN, Conn., Dec.
Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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...