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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50] of A) low pathogenicity avian influenza virus or B) highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, and nasal washes were collected from each ferret on the indicated days postinoculation (left bars) to assess viral replication.
Development of a real-time RT-PCR method for rapid detection of H9 avian influenza virus in the air.
Later on, sequence analysis on matrix (M2) gene of studied avian influenza virus (H9N2) revealed substitution at S31N (data not published).
Swabs are taken from inside the mouths of birds, placed in tubes, and then tested for the presence of avian influenza virus.
The HA positive samples were detected through Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) Antigen Rapid Test Kit, manufactured by ANIGEN, animal Genetics, Inc, for differentiation between AI and ND viruses.
Select food safety, then Avian Influenza Fact Sheet to bring up the article that concerns mushroom composting and poultry manure: Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) Should the Mushroom Industry Be Concerned?
As of now, humans can't be vaccinated against the avian influenza virus.
Avian influenza virus sequences will be made accessible to the entire scientific community through an initiative of OFFLU, the joint network of expertise on avian influenza formed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The most virulent form of the avian influenza virus (H5N1) has been detected for the first time in Germany at a poultry farm near Leipzig in Saxony.
has entered into a supply contract with the UK government for pre-pandemic influenza vaccine for a stockpile based on the H5N1 avian influenza virus strain.
What changes are needed for H5N1 or another avian influenza virus to cause a pandemic?