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 influenza currently does not spread easily from human to human.
The inadequate control measures enabled H5N1 viruses to mutate.
* The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of H5N1 Infection (Avian Influenza)
"H5N1 is a zoonotic pathogen, which means that it is transmitted from chickens to humans," Richt said.
H5N1 is a highly pathogenic influenza virus which first emerged in Asia but spread around the world.
tracking of wild waterbirds in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau has shown that wild birds play a role in the spread of H5N1 (Prosser et al.
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.
The company also unveiled it would present two synthetic vaccine candidates against H7N9 and H5N1 strains at the World Vaccine Congress Europe, to be held on October 16-17 in Lille, France.
clinical trial results confirm that our H5N1 vaccine candidate is the best in class in our opinion, positioning Medicago as a significant player in the global pandemic market.
The advisory committee agreed that immunogenicity and safety data on the "Q-Pan H5N1" vaccine support licensure for use in adults at increased risk of exposure or during a pandemic.
However, highly lethal and contagious strains like H5N1 Avian Influenza A virus that can 'jump' from birds to human have been reported to cause serious infections and even death rates as high as 60% in infected patients .
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus circulates among a variety of free-ranging wild birds and continually poses a threat to animal and human health.