avian influenza

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avian influenza:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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Policy Environment and Government Procurement for Avian Influenza Vaccines in China
We thank the data submitters from the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data for their H7N9 sequences and Ren Lili for her assistance with the sequencing.
As of now, humans can't be vaccinated against the avian influenza virus.
Houssin told the First International Conference on Avian Influenza in Humans.
They note that although APHIS has handled avian influenza outbreaks before, "there is room for improvement in preparing for HPAI," especially a strain like H5N1, which has devastated many countries in Asia.
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Outbreaks of avian influenza H5N1 occurred among poultry in eight countries in Asia (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam) during late 2003 and early 2004.
Development of new vaccines will help to protect birds and humans in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza in the United States.
Avian influenza (H5N1) has recently been recognized as a new emerging infectious disease that may pose a threat to international public health.
Though the H5N1 virus, better known as Avian Influenza or the bird flu, is a tangible reality and a potential threat, conjuring the prospect of the disease mutating into a planet-menacing pandemic involves a considerable amount of imagination.