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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Prevalence of avian influenza virus (H5) in poultry layer flocks in and around Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
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.
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To gain insight into avian influenza virus (AIV) transmission, exposure, and maintenance patterns in shorebirds at Delaware Bay during spring migration, we examined temporal AIV prevalence trends in 4 Charadriiformes species with the use of serial cross-sectional data from 2000 through 2008 and generalized linear and additive models.
highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus during regular surveillance.
"Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take 10 or more years," the agency said in a statement.
7 May 2010 - The World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday that the Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced two new confirmed cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
Among specific topics are pathogenesis of avian influenza (H5N1) infection in humans, the activity of neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir against all subtypes of influenza viruses, alternative strategies for developing vaccines against pandemic influenza, micronutrients in the global fight against influenza, the impact of an emerging avian influenza virus (H5N1) in a seabird colony, and controlling influenza at healthcare facilities in resource-limited settings.
The protective suits, respirators, goggles and gloves will be distributed to people who come in direct contact with poultry infected with the Avian Influenza virus. The gear will limit the risk of animal-to-animal and animal-to-human infection during outbreak response activities such as disposing of infected poultry and decontaminating poultry raising areas.
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.