avian influenza virus


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a·vi·an in·flu·en·za vi·rus

a type A influenza virus (genus Influenza A virus) that causes fowl plague.
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Structural basis for preferential avian receptor binding by the human-infecting H10N8 avian influenza virus.
Avian influenza virus in water: infectivity is dependent on pH, salinity, and temperature.
Varied pathogenicity of a Hong Kongorigin H5N1 avian influenza virus in four passerine species and budgerigars.
Washington, July 11 ( ANI ): A new study has found that the emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu.
In conclusion, our study indicates that even after the occurrence of zoonotic highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) subtype H5N1 in the area of investigation in Germany, pigeons do not play a major part in the transmission of influenza viruses.
Summary: Rome, Apr 16, SPA -- The deadly avian influenza virus from poultry has been eliminated in most of the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006 - but it still poses a threat to animal and human health, a United Nations agency warned Friday, according.
Fortunately, several highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus don't appear to cause significant disease in pigs.
a leading provider of near-patient diagnostics, monitoring and health management solutions, announced today that it has received licensure from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to manufacture, market and distribute the BinaxNOW(R) Avian Influenza Virus Type A Antigen Test Kit.
soon: Sick poultry and infected people, rather than migratory birds, are more likely to bring the H5N1 avian influenza virus into the United States, although that was unlikely to happen soon, a leading virologist told Reuters in an interview.
Susceptible birds can become infected with avian influenza virus when they have contact with contaminated nasal, respiratory, or fecal material from infected birds.
Low pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus can spread from birds to humans, potentially opening the door to pandemic influenza outbreaks, a study has shown.
Merial today announced the introduction of a new inactivated vaccine, GALLIMUNE(R) Flu H5N9, developed and shown to be effective specifically for use against the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 that has caused devastating economic losses in the poultry industry in Asia, and which has been linked to the deaths of over 29 humans.