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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Experts believe that the so-called 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which may have killed as many as 50 million people, began when an avian flu virus jumped to people.
The avian flu virus was found on Tuesday in laying hens at the farm in Banbury, and all birds on the site were slaughtered.
The avian flu virus was found in laying hens at the farm in Banbury, and all birds on the site were slaughtered.
The research, described in the January 6 online edition of <em>Nature Biotechnology</em> and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers new insights into how the H5N1 avian flu virus currently circulating in birds would have to change in order to gain a foothold in human populations.
Although it gave a basic view of viruses there were some inaccuracies and low key comments with regard to the avian flu virus.
Sixty-nine patients and staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd had been contacted because a patient, who is now discharged, was also being treated for the avian flu virus.
There has clearly beenalapseinbio-security, otherwise the avian flu virus would not have got into that poultry shed.
Pathogen-free cells are critical for the rapid development of novel, cell-culture based vaccine production to help protect against the spread of influenza viruses among humans, including potentially the high pathogenicity H5N1 avian flu virus.
The new test, approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in February, allows state scientists to test for the presence of the avian flu virus without having to send samples to another laboratory outside of New Hampshire.
The effort to increase production comes amid fears that avian flu virus - spreading throughout Asia and Europe on the wings of birds - could mutate into a form easily transmissible among humans and start a global epidemic.
Nemetz presented information on the influenza virus, what it does, how it changes and develops, why there is such concern about the Avian flu virus and how companies can provide a corporate medical response.
A standardized extract of black elderberry marketed under the name Sambucol has been found to fight the avian flu virus H5N1 in the laboratory, according to British researchers.

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