highly pathogenic avian influenza

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highly pathogenic avian influenza

Abbreviation: HPAI
Any genetic variant of avian influenza A that causes serious illness, or carries a high probability of death, in infected birds.
See also: influenza
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H5N1 bird flu, which first infected humans in 1997 in Hong Kong, has since spread from Asia to Europe and Africa and has become entrenched in poultry in some countries, causing millions of poultry infections and several hundred human deaths.
Recently published data suggest a seasonal pattern to H5N1 virus infection among domestic and wild birds (5,9-13).
H5N1 is a highly pathogenic influenza virus which first emerged in Asia but spread around the world.
The latest deaths from H5N1, a strain that has killed more than 400 people worldwide since first appearing in 2003, were reported in the North African country in the past two weeks.
Replikins Ltd, a biotechnology and genomic analysis firm based in London and Boston, has developed a fully synthetic H5N1 vaccine that is now available for testing.
The FAO's chief veterinary officer, Juan Lubroth, said the H5N1 virus was most entrenched in Egypt, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, India, and Vietnam.
of laboratory tests has shown the dead house crow found in Sham Shui Po to be H5N1 positive.
In Indonesia, of the total of 119 H5N1 human cases reported, 22 survived - an 18 percent survival rate overall.
The H5N1 strain has been blamed for the deaths of at least 219 people worldwide since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation.
CHICAGO -- The MF59-adjuvanted H5N1 influenza vaccine was as well tolerated as the widely used adjuvanted seasonal FLUAD influenza vaccine among adults in a large phase III multicenter study sponsored by Novartis Vaccines.
THE latest outbreak of bird flu on British shores was yesterday confirmed as the potentially deadly H5N1 version of the disease.