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A flock of birds have tested positive for the highly contagious Avian Influenza virus, or Bird Flu.
New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Influenza H1N1 Blocker-Vaccine Candidate, Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd.
LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Ltd. today released new data on changes in the gene structure of the Ebola virus.
A protein called SOCS4 has been shown to act as a handbrake on the immune system's runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimizing the impact of flu pandemics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.