Study: Wild birds spread a bird flu to Iowa hunter
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 9, 2009 from Sunjournal (via http://www.sunjournal.com/node/66609)
A study of duck hunters in Iowa is believed to be the first to show people can catch bird flu - a non-threatening kind - from wild birds.Previous cases of people being infected with any form of bird flu ...
Swine flu transmission studies suggest new virus is here to stay:experts
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 4, 2009 from Canadian Press (via http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_health_news_details.asp?news)
Schematic presentation (A) and a photograph (B) of transmission cages. The ferrets are housed in clear Perspex transmission cages, in which each inoculated animal was housed individually with ...
Japan finds first case of H1N1 resistant to Tamiflu
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 3, 2009 from Reuters (via http://www.reuters.com/article/internal_ReutersNewsRoom_Excl)
Japan has confirmed its first case of a genetic mutation of the new H1N1 flu virus that shows resistance to Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug, a health ministry official said on Thursday.
But they ...
Roche finds 1st case of H1N1 resistance to Tamiflu
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 30, 2009 from Reuters (via http://www.reuters.com/article/internal_ReutersNewsRoom_Excl)
A patient with H1N1 influenza in Denmark showed resistance to Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug, a company executive said on Monday.
"While receiving the drug, the patient appeared ...
CDC rejects report of mutant H1N1 strain in Brazil
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 18, 2009 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other experts have rejected a report that a new strain of the novel H1N1 influenza virus has been identified in a Brazilian patient. Scientists ...
Brazil finds new strain of H1N1 virus
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 18, 2009 from AFP (via http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.594b3919f5687483)
Brazilian scientists have identified a new strain of the H1N1 virus after examining samples from a patient in Sao Paulo, their institute said Tuesday. The variant has been called A/Sao Paulo/1454/H1N1 ...
Swine flu origins revealed
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 18, 2009 from University if Oxford, press release (via http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2009/090611_1.html)
A new analysis of the current swine-origin H1N1 influenza A virus suggests that transmission to humans occurred several months before recognition of the existing outbreak. The work, published online in ...
Swine flu may be a lab error: Aussie researcher
submitted by kickingbird at May, 14, 2009 from WAtoday (via http://business.watoday.com.au/business/world-business/swine)
The World Health Organisation is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.
Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated ...
Fifty one new 2009 H1N1 influenza virus sequences are available in GenBank
submitted by kickingbird at May, 10, 2009 from NCBI (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/SwineFlu.html)
May 09, 2009, 48 submitted by Unknown Pathogen Investigation Collaborative Team (UPICT) and Instituto de Diangnostico y Referencia Epidemiologicos (inDRE), Canada/Mexico; 1 by Hospital Clinic, Spain; 1 ...
Sequence information on H1N1 influenza virus
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 28, 2009 from NCBI (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=search&db=nucco)
Influenza A virus (A/Texas/04/2009(H1N1)) segment 7 matrix protein 2 (M2) and matrix protein 1 (M1) genes, partial cdsgi|227831827|gb|FJ966983.1| ...
Influenza A(H1N1) virus resistance to oseltamivir
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 24, 2009 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/h1n1_table/en/index)
21 March 2009 - Summary table [pdf 39kb]
Scientists modifies smallpox vaccine to fight H5N1 bird flu
submitted by wanglh at Mar, 2, 2009 from XinhuaNet (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/02/content_1092455)
HONG KONG, March 1 (Xinhua) -- A team of scientists from the University of Hong Kong and the United States on Sunday said they have developed a new vaccine strategy against the ...
Another antibody against diverse flu strains found
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 1, 2009 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
For the second time this week, scientists have reported the discovery of a human antibody that, at least in theory, could lead to development of a vaccine or drug effective against most types of influenza ...
OIE: Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Czech Republic
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 27, 2009 from OIE (via http://www.oie.int)
Information received on 26/02/2009 from MVDr. Milan Malena, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture , PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Identification in the UK of the first oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1) virus of the 2008/09 season
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 26, 2008 from HPA (via http://www.hpa.org.uk/hpr/archives/2008/news4308.htm#ah1n1)
Since week 34/08, several sporadic, laboratory-confirmed influenza infections have been detected in the United Kingdom (UK): isolates have included influenza A(H3N2), A(H1N1) and influenza B. The first ...
7th International Bird Flu Summit
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 26, 2008 from IBFS (via http://www.new-fields.com/birdflu7/index.php)
Dear Colleagues,You are invited to participate in the upcoming 7th International BirdFlu Summit on November 13-14, 2008 at the Monte Carlo Resort in LasVegas, Nevada.This summit is designed to help you ...
Dutch patient dies from Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 virus
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 8, 2008 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/n)
Sep 5, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Amid concern about rising resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in influenza A/H1N1 viruses, a Dutch team this week reported the death of a leukemia patient who was infected with ...
Protein Structure Discovery Opens Door For Drugs To Fight Bird Flu, Other Influenza Epidemics
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 29, 2008 from ScienceDaily (via http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080825132113.ht)
Researchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of ...
New bird flu threat could be H9N2, researchers say (Reuters)
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 13, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Countries around the world may be preparing for a possible H5N1 bird flu pandemic, but another strain called H9N2 also poses a threat to humanity, researchers reported on Tuesday. ...
WHO: Influenza A(H1N1) virus resistance to oseltamivir
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 27, 2008 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/oseltamivir_summary)
Last quarter 2007 to first quarter 2008
Preliminary summary and future plans
13 June 2008
The detection of an increased number of A(H1N1) viruses with resistance to oseltamivir was initially reported ...
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