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Researchers assess bird flu virus subtypes in China
The avian influenza virus subtype H16N3 is currently detectable in many countries. To examine the potential threat to humans of H16N3, researchers recently performed an extensive avian influenza surveillance in major wild bird gatherings across China from 2017-2019. The findings are published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. (2020-04-08)

Avian influenza: The threat looms
The potential threat of avian influenza is discussed in this week's editorial. Five human deaths have been reported in Vietnam up to Jan 20, 2004. The disease is caused by influenza virus type A, and infects many animal species. (2004-01-22)

Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study
Avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside a person's nose is too low, according to research published today in the journal PLoS Pathogens. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the University of North Carolina, say this may be one of the reasons why bird flu viruses do not cause pandemics in humans easily. (2009-05-14)

National and regional leadership needed to coordinate response to avian flu pandemic
Strong national and regional leadership in all countries is urgently needed to coordinate a response to the looming avian influenza pandemic, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-10-13)

'Just in time' avian influenza program offered June 16
To help disseminate factual information about avian influenza as both a threat to agricultural productivity and human health and well-being, the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine on the Maryland Campus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will present an avian influenza informational symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center on the University of Maryland campus. (2005-06-03)

Funds needed to scale up global efforts to control avian influenza
Global control efforts -- and the funds to support them -- need to be scaled up now to address the current failures in halting avian influenza, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-01-19)

Pigs in southern China infected with avian flu
Researchers report for the first time the seroprevalence of three strains of avian influenza viruses in pigs in southern China, but not the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Their research, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, has implications for efforts to protect the public health from pandemics. (2012-12-19)

Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
Veterinarians who work with birds are at increased risk for infection with avian influenza virus and should be among those with priority access to pandemic influenza vaccines and antivirals, according to a study conducted by researchers in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. (2007-05-31)

Researchers a step closer to understanding how deadly bird flu virus takes hold in humans
New research has taken a step towards understanding how highly pathogenic influenza viruses such as deadly bird flu infect humans. Researchers at Griffith's Institute for Glycomics and the University of Hong Kong have revealed specific sugar molecules -- Sialylated O-glycans -- that are present in the respiratory tract are key receptors for influenza viruses, particularly the highly pathogenic influenza virus strains. (2018-11-18)

Origin and diversity of novel avian influenza A H7N9 viruses causing human infection
The Lancet today publishes new research from scientists based in China, providing the first comprehensive genetic analysis of the H7N9 virus, and revealing further details of the virus's origin and evolutionary history. (2013-05-01)

Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is enrolling volunteers in a study to test a new vaccine that targets avian flu, the first such vaccine against the virus. The Vanderbilt trial, led by Kathryn Edwards, M.D., will test the new vaccine in nearly 100 individuals 65 years of age and over. It is the second phase of a national study led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (2005-10-28)

New host species for avian influenza identified
An eight-year surveillance study, which included more than 36,000 wild migratory birds tested for low pathogenic avian influenza, details new data on host species, prevalence, and temporal and geographical variation of avian influenza in wild migratory birds in Europe. (2007-05-10)

Academy meeting examines the vaccine & avian influenza crisis
Effective vaccinations against influenza were established many years ago. However, lack of availability of vaccines and the potential for new influenza subtypes to spread in pandemics represent new challenges to global public health. The New York Academy of Sciences is presenting a discussion, (2004-11-30)

H7N9 influenza virus not adapted to efficient human-to-human transmission
The avian H7N9 influenza virus that emerged earlier this year in China is poorly adapted for sustained transmission between humans, suggesting that the current form of the virus is unlikely to cause a pandemic, according to a new study led by Ian A. Wilson, Ph.D., and James C. Paulson, Ph.D., of The Scripps Research Institute. The study, published in Science, was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, and other organizations. (2013-12-06)

Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts
Governments around the world must stop burying their heads in the sand over the growing threat of a global epidemic of avian flu, argues a GP in this week's BMJ. (2005-05-05)

Study: Indirect transmission can trigger influenza outbreaks in birds
New data on the persistence of avian influenza viruses in the environment has allowed a team of University of Georgia researchers to create the first model that takes into account both direct and indirect transmission of the viruses among birds. The model, which is detailed in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has the potential to shed new light on how outbreaks begin in wild bird populations. (2009-06-02)

Predicting infectious influenza
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. (2013-05-20)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine licenses avian flu vaccine to Avimex
Mount Sinai School of Medicine today announced that it has entered into a territory limited license agreement with Avimex* Animal Health. The privately owned world-leader in the avian influenza H5 emulsified vaccine market will use Mount Sinai's patented live recombinant Newcastle disease technology that contains an insertion of the H5 gene, for use in Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan. (2006-06-23)

Llama-derived antibodies provide universal flu protection
Researchers have generated a new anti-flu antibody that demonstrates long-lasting and universal protection from a wide variety of influenza A and B viruses, including avian-borne strains like H1N1. (2018-11-01)

New theory suggests treatment for immune disorder could be effective against avian flu infection
Chemotherapy for a disorder of the immune system may, in theory, be effective against human avian influenza infection, suggest scientists in a hypothesis published online today (Thursday March 2, 2006) by The Lancet. (2006-03-01)

Novel avian influenza A virus has potential for both virulence and transmissibility in humans
A new study has found that a novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza A virus, which has recently emerged in humans, attaches moderately or abundantly to the epithelium of both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. This pattern has not been observed before for avian influenza A viruses. The report, published in the October issue of The American Journal of Pathology, suggests that the emerging H7N9 virus has the potential to cause a pandemic, since it may transmit efficiently in humans and cause severe pneumonia. (2013-09-10)

Avian Influenza: Breaking News, Public Health and Surveillance Readiness
HHMI symposium in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2006, will examine how the 1918 influenza pandemic may serve as a model for understanding the impact of a global influenza pandemic in the 21st century. (2006-03-15)

Severe human infection with a novel avian-origin influenza A(H7N4) virus
Avian influenza virus (AIV) is always the threat to human due to its pandemic potential. Herein, a novel reassortant AIV, influenza A(H7N4) virus, has been identified. The virus originated from wild bird AIVs, infected backyard chickens and ducks, and cause a severe human infection. Researchers firstly conducted a comprehensive investigation on this case, confirming the viral infection and the transmission route. Early identification and response interrupted the spread of this novel virus. (2018-08-31)

Immune molecules target swine- and avian-origin influenza
Immune molecules known as antibodies that protect against influenza virus infection target the highly variable influenza protein HA. It is thought the antibodies generated by an individual's immune system protect against only a few closely related influenza viruses. However, new research indicates that some individuals vaccinated with seasonal influenza vaccine produce antibodies that can target the forms of HA used by the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus and the recent swine-origin pandemic H1N1 influenza virus. (2010-04-12)

Vaccine development against influenza A (h5n1) virus 'should be made a priority'
Two studies in this week's issue of The Lancet raise questions about the transmission of avian influenza viruses from chickens to humans. Marion Koopmans (National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands) and colleagues describe a large outbreak of avian influenza A/H7 in commercial poultry farms in the Netherlands in 2003. (2004-02-19)

Virus hybridization could create pandemic bird flu
Genetic interactions between avian H5N1 influenza and human seasonal influenza viruses have the potential to create hybrid strains combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of H1N1, according to a new study. (2010-02-22)

New vaccine element could generate better protection from avian influenza
Current vaccines for influenza provide protection against specific seasonal influenza A strains and their close relatives, but not against more distant seasonal influenza A viruses and new avian influenza A viruses, such as H5N1, which still poses a real global health concern. However, new data have been generated that suggest adding a new component to vaccines for influenza might enable them to confer protection against a broader range of avian and seasonal influenza A viruses. (2008-09-18)

Spanish flu-like virus with pandemic potential could emerge in bird populations
Emerging bird flu viruses continually threaten to cause pandemics, underscoring the need for better ways to predict potential outbreaks. A new study shows that circulating bird flu viruses are very similar to the flu virus that caused the 1918 pandemic -- the most devastating disease outbreak ever recorded. Only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from proteins in the 1918 virus, suggesting that a similar deadly virus may emerge. (2014-06-11)

New technology can detect anti-virus antibody in 20 minutes
Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a suitable reagent is developed, this technology could be used to detect antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus of COVID-19. (2020-05-21)

Avian influenza outbreaks create concern about human infection Mayo Clinic researchers warn
The occurrence of avian influenza in humans is a reminder of the vulnerability of people to an emerging pandemic, Mayo Clinic researchers warn in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (2004-04-13)

NIH scientists assess history, pandemic potential of H7 influenza viruses
The emergence of a novel H7N9 avian influenza virus in humans in China has raised questions about its pandemic potential as well as that of related influenza viruses. Scientists at NIAID address these questions by evaluating past outbreaks of H7 subtype influenza viruses among mammals and birds and comparing H7 viruses with other avian influenza viruses and strains. (2013-07-09)

Saint Louis University findings: Don't pitch stockpiled avian flu vaccine
New research suggests a vaccination strategy for a bird flu pandemic. (2011-02-09)

The pandemic potential of H9N2 avian influenza viruses
Since their introduction into land-based birds in 1988, H9N2 avian influenza A viruses have caused multiple human infections and become endemic in domestic poultry in Eurasia. This particular influenza subtype has been evolving and acquiring characteristics that raise concerns that it may become more transmissible among humans. Mechanisms that allow infection and subsequent human-to-human transmission of avian influenza viruses are not well understood. (2008-08-12)

US gov't approves multi-million $ wild bird avian flu surveillance network
In an effort to improve the tracking of avian influenza, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $5 million in support for a new initiative that will monitor wild bird populations for the disease around the globe, according to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which will spearhead the project involving more than a dozen private and public partners. (2006-06-08)

Avian flu research sheds light on swine flu outbreak
A new study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that the potential for an avian influenza virus to cause a human flu pandemic is greater than previously thought. Results also illustrate how the current swine flu outbreak likely came about. (2009-04-29)

Does the La Niña weather pattern lead to flu pandemics?
Worldwide pandemics of influenza caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009. A new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics finds that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific. Since the La Niña pattern is known to alter the migratory patterns of birds, the scientists theorize that altered migration patterns promote the development of dangerous new strains of influenza. (2012-01-16)

Scientists find mutations that let bird flu adapt to humans
By comparing influenza viruses found in birds with those of the avian virus that have also infected human hosts, researchers have identified key genetic changes required for pandemic strains of bird flu. (2006-11-15)

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks
A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a small blood sample and relies on a simple chemical color change to see not only whether a chicken has avian flu but also what viral strain is involved. (2015-04-10)

Pitt scientists receive $3.6M to test vaccine against deadliest strain of avian flu
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research have been awarded $3.6 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to conduct animal studies of vaccines designed to protect against the most common and deadliest strain of avian flu, H5N1. Recent outbreaks of H5N1 have prompted health officials to warn of its continued threat to global health and potential to trigger an avian flu pandemic. (2008-08-25)

Genetic evidence for avian influenza movement from Asia to North America via wild birds
Wild migratory birds may be more important carriers of avian influenza viruses from continent to continent than previously thought, according to new scientific research that has important implications for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus surveillance in North America. (2008-10-27)

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