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New computer model predicts infectious avian influenza

Avian influenza

Tweet A new computer model may be able to tell scientists when certain avian influenza strains could transmit from birds to humans, according to a recent report in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics. Chuang Ma, a scientist with … Read More »

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Two test positive for bird flu in China

Tweet China’s health ministry reported two human cases of H5N1 bird flu on Sunday in Guiyang, China. Both patients are critically ill, according to state media. A 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman developed symptoms on February 3 and February … Read More »

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Vietnam steps up efforts in bird flu fight

Tweet Authorities in Vietnam are increasing their efforts to fight bird flu after four fatalities were reported in January. Authorities are preparing to fend off the disease in the face of Lunar New Year, when an annual dramatic increase in … Read More »

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Scientists discover multiple avian influenza strains in Chinese swine

Tweet Scientists recently reported on the seroprevalence of strains of avian influenza viruses found in pigs kept in southern China. The analyzed viruses do not include the H5N1 strain. The researchers believe their study could have major public health implications … Read More »

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More virulent bird flu found in Indonesia

Tweet Indonesia’s veterinary office recently identified a bird flu virus that killed hundreds of thousands of ducks in the last few weeks as a more virulent type that is new to the country. A poultry breeders’ association reported the death … Read More »

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First outbreak in 15 years of H7 strain bird flu hits Australian poultry farm

TweetAustralia recently reported its first case in 15 years of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza. The World Organization for Animal Health, the OIE, said that the H7 strain, detected last week, has infected 5,000 birds at an egg … Read More »

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Avian flu outbreak isolated in Mexican egg-laying region

TweetAn H7N3 avian influenza outbreak in Mexico has been brought under control because the virus was quickly identified and a successful vaccine was used to halt the disease. The outbreak, which occurred in the Los Altos region of the state … Read More »

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Man dies of avian flu in Indonesia

TweetThe recent death of a man in Indonesia brings the country‚Äôs death toll from bird flu to nine this year. The Global Alert Health Response reported a lab-confirmed new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, according to … Read More »

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Bird flu exercise held in Malaysia

Pandemic bird flu may be only three mutations away

Boy diagnosed with bird flu in Hong Kong

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., to develop Avian flu vaccine

Voluntary system of H1N1 vaccinations works, research shows

Medicago reports positive trial results for its avian flu pandemic vaccine

New case of avian flu confirmed in Egypt