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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Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths said: "As a precautionary measure, in response to the increased risk level, and to mitigate the risk of infection, I am declaring an All Wales Avian Influenza Prevention Zone.
Because of the possibility that avian influenza A viruses could change and gain the ability to spread easily between people, monitoring for human infection and person to person transmission is extremely important for public health," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a (http://www.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is one of the most devastating viral diseases in bird species; it exacts high mortality in poultry and, increasingly, is a potential source of widespread and grave infections of mammals, including humans.
A previous study had revealed that the main imaging findings of HRCT during the initial stage of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection were GGOs, consolidations, air bronchograms, and interlobular septal thickening.
But the ministry said "it seems to be of a strain already detected in Europe, which had a low-pathogenic avian influenza profile".
The finding in Whatcom County was reported and identified quickly due to increased surveillance for avian influenza in light of (HPAI) H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry affecting commercial poultry farms in British Columbia, Canada.
concerns, the WTO established a panel to hear claims that India's avian influenza restrictions are inconsistent with India's WTO obligations.
The farm that raises some 11,000 ducks had reported a suspected case on Wednesday, 23 days after the government removed most of the restrictions, including a lockdown, on all farms affected by avian influenza since the first case was reported on January 16.
To facilitate the phylogenetic analysis, we downloaded sequences of the novel subtype H7N9 viruses from 2013 and the avian subtype H7N9 viruses from before 2013 from the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (http://platform.
Pandemic influenza virus has its origins in avian influenza viruses.
In the current study, using virus histochemical analysis, the investigators looked at the pattern of attachment of two genetically engineered emerging H7 viruses (containing the hemagglutinin (HA) of either influenza virus A/Shanghai/1/13 or A/Anhui/1/13) to fixed human respiratory tract tissues and compared the findings to attachment patterns seen with human influenza viruses with high transmissibility but low virulence (seasonal H3N2 and pandemic H1N1) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses with low transmissibility and high virulence (H5N1 and H7N7).
Prevalence of Avian Influenza Viruses (AIV) in live bird markets of Lahore was determined.