H5N1 strain

H5N1 strain

A strain of influenza virus of avian origin that is capable of causing death in humans, but has not, at the time of writing, been shown to be capable of spreading from human to human. This virus appears to be closely related to the virus that caused a pandemic in 1918–19 affecting20 percent of the world's population and killing more than 20 million people.
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However, reported incidence of the H5N1 strain among Egyptians declined in 2016.
As of now, medical researchers have found out that only the H5N1 strain so far is the virulent form and lethal to man, transmitted primarily from fowls to humans.
The government has already said that the H5N1 strain found in France was different from the Asian one that caused many human deaths.
The H5N1 strain of bird flu was found earlier this year on a green-winged teal in Washington near the border with Canada.
Cairo: A 65-year-old Egyptian woman has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the health ministry said on Wednesday, the second victim of the virus this month.
A woman diagnosed with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu last week has died in southwest China.
a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, could protect against not only the avian influenza (H5N1) strain it was designed for, but also another H5N1 strain and a strain of a different flu subtype, called H2N2, researchers have found.
Scientists discovered the H5N1 strain would have to make at least two simultaneous genetic changes to transmit easily from person-toperson.
CAIRO: A four-year-old boy from Sharqeya has contracted the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu, the 70th such case in Egypt since the disease was identified in 2006, the health ministry said on Thursday.
Fowls were also culled in the southern coastal district of Barisal as the virus spread to 25 of Bangladesh's 64 districts since the detection of H5N1 strain in March last year.
At the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, the UK delegation reported that laboratory tests carried out by the Community Reference Laboratory in Weybridge confirmed that it is the H5N1 strain of the virus.
The H5N1 strain has been blamed for the deaths of at least 219 people worldwide since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation.