influenza virus type A

influenza virus type A

n.
A myxovirus of the genus Influenzavirus,antigenically varying from influenza virus types B and C, that causes acute respiratory illness in humans and infections in birds and certain other animals.
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conditional approval for United States marketing and distribution of its Avian Influenza Virus Type A Antigen Test Kit that provides fast and highly sensitive detection of the virus, including subtype H5N1.
poultry industry as a significant tool for the active surveillance and rapid detection of Avian Influenza Virus Type A in infected flocks," said Paul Hays, Synbiotics' chief executive officer.
The kit's technology helps farmers, veterinarians and government health officials implement proper surveillance measures, manage disease and ultimately reduce the economic loss associated with highly pathogenic subtypes of Avian Influenza Virus Type A including H5N1.