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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Dozens of people died in 2014 and 2015 in Egypt due to complications from contracting the H5N1 strain, with a particularly high rate of infection among women and children.
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.
Washington, November 25 ( ANI ): Just a single dose of a vaccine being developed by Medicago, Inc., 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.
The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has killed around 320 people worldwide since 2003.
TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's Farm Ministry on Friday confirmed the country's first outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu at a poultry farm since 2007.
Scientists discovered the H5N1 strain would have to make at least two simultaneous genetic changes to transmit easily from person-toperson.
The chickens, found on Monday at a farm with 60,000 birds, had the H5 virus and further tests were being done to see if they had the deadly H5N1 strain, Chow said.
The H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus was detected in three out of four swans found dead or dying near Lake Towada in the town of Kosaka in Akita on April 21, a study by the National Institute of Animal Health showed Tuesday.