avian influenza virus

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a type A influenza virus (genus Influenza A virus) that causes fowl plague.
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A study on histopathologic changes in chicken following intravenous inoculation with avian influenza virus A/Chicken/ Iran/259/1998 (H9N2).
Avian influenza virus in water: infectivity is dependent on pH, salinity, and temperature.
H9N2 Avian Influenza Virus Antibody Titers in Human Population in Fars Province, Iran.
Laboratory tests on both cases confirmed infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
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.
In the February 1, 2008, issue of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, a paper titled "Detection of H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus from Mosquitoes Collected in an Infected Poultry Farm in Thailand" discussed the 2005 discovery of H5N1-positive mosquitoes collected at poultry farms during an outbreak of the virus in central Thailand.
Although incidents of animal-to-human transmission are low, the H5N1 avian influenza virus remains highly pathogenic.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine that could be used in the event of an avian influenza virus pandemic in the United States.
By the same token, concern over the H5N1 avian influenza virus, or "avian flu," has been in the headlines lately--and has been fodder for countless editorial cartoons and late-night talk show jokes.
The line is being developed for more flexible cell-culture-based vaccine production with the ability to quickly address prospective mutations in the avian influenza virus.
Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) is still in the news, on television and the Internet.
A portion of the meat turned out to have been infected with the avian influenza virus H5N1.