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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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Human HA and polymerase subunit PB2 proteins confer transmission of an avian influenza virus through the air.
Coexistence of avian influenza virus H10 and H9 subtypes among chickens in live poultry markets during an outbreak of infection with a novel H10N8 virus in humans in Nanchang, China.
Antiviral effects of zanamivir and amantadine against avian influenza virus in broiler chickens.
A major concern is the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that continues to circulate in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, causing great losses in poultry and disease in humans, says veterinary medical officer Mary Pantin-Jackwood.
Avian influenza virus has raised the concerns for public health, posing a pandemic threat to the whole world.
No one knows when the next influenza pandemic will strike but experts are worried about the H5N1 avian influenza virus sweeping through poultry in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus was detected in three out of four swans found dead or dying near Lake Towada in the town of Kosaka in Akita on April 21, a study by the National Institute of Animal Health showed Tuesday.
In the February 1, 2008, issue of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, a paper titled "Detection of H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus from Mosquitoes Collected in an Infected Poultry Farm in Thailand" discussed the 2005 discovery of H5N1-positive mosquitoes collected at poultry farms during an outbreak of the virus in central Thailand.
By the same token, concern over the H5N1 avian influenza virus, or "avian flu," has been in the headlines lately--and has been fodder for countless editorial cartoons and late-night talk show jokes.
Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) is still in the news, on television and the Internet.
A portion of the meat turned out to have been infected with the avian influenza virus H5N1.
A spokeswoman for ministry's press service told BNA that Russia has banned poultry and bird imports from Michigan, where a strain of the avian influenza virus was found in two wild swans.