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Some Bird Flu Strains Have Acquired Properties That Might Enhance Potential To Infect Humans    
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 15, 2008 from ScienceDaily (via http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080612074908.ht)
The study was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Avian influenza A H7 viruses are fairly common in birds, but rarely infect humans. Most cases of avian influenza ...

Indonesia to provide bird flu data online (AP)    
submitted by wanglh at May, 15, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia"e;s health minister says she will give all genetic information about her country"e;s bird flu virus to a new global database. Experts say that will go a long way toward ...

China rejects human-to-human bird flu report (AFP)    
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 12, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
BEIJING (AFP) - China has rejected a study which found a probable case of human-to-human bird flu transmission in the country, state media reported. The study, published in British medical magazine ...

Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu TransmissionReported (HealthDay)    
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 8, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified aprobable case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu in China. The finding lends credence to the idea that there's a genetic componentto ...

Vietnam starts human trials for bird flu vaccine (Reuters)    
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 3, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has started clinical trials fordeveloping a human vaccine for the H5N1 virus, researchers saidon Thursday in the Southeast Asian country that has recorded 52deaths from bird ...

Dogs catch flu directly from birds, study finds (Reuters)    
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 3, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dogs can catch influenza directlyfrom birds, Korean researchers said on Wednesday, saying theirfinding shows pets could play a role in future pandemics. Several pet dogs became ...

Study finds key factors behind bird flu outbreaks (Reuters)    
submitted by wanglh at Mar, 29, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ducks, people and rice paddies arethe primary forces driving outbreaks of avian influenza inThailand and Vietnam, and the number of chickens is lesspivotal, scientists said on ...

Don´t just blame the chickens for flu (AP)    
submitted by pub4world at Mar, 26, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
WASHINGTON - Intensive rice farming and large duck populations — not the number of chickens raised — may be the best predictors of where bird flu might develop in Southeast Asia, according to researchers ...

NANID: Phylogenetic trees created by the tree tool can now be exported in the Newick format to be displayed by other tree-viewing programs    
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 1, 2008 from Influenza Virus Resources (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/new.html)
Phylogenetic trees created by the tree tool can now be exported in the Newick format to be displayed by other tree-viewing programs First define the sequences in the database you want to build a clustering ...

Detection of H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus from Mosquitoes Collected in an Infected Poultry Farm in Thailand    
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 20, 2008 from Zoonotic Diseases. February 1, 2008, 8(1): 105-110 (via http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/vbz.2007.0142)
Blood-engorged mosquitoes were collected at poultry farms during an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Central Thailand during October 2005. These mosquitoes tested positive for H5N1 virus ...

2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu (HealthDay)    
submitted by 2366 at Feb, 20, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- New research on the spreadof the 1918 influenza virus, which killed more than 50 million peopleworldwide, may aid research into today's potentially dangerous bird ...

Resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) found in some European influenza virus samples    
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 30, 2008 from ECDC (via http://ecdc.europa.eu/Press/press_releases/080127_pr.html)
Preliminary results from a survey of antiviral drug susceptibility among seasonal influenza viruses circulating in Europe has revealed that some of the A (H1N1) viruses in circulation this winter are resistant ...

Some ordinary flu strains resist Tamiflu in study (Reuters)    
submitted by pub4world at Jan, 28, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
STOCKHOLM/ZURICH (Reuters) - Some seasonal influenzaviruses are resistant to Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu, a studyshowed, but Roche said no doubts had been raised about thedrug's power to combat any deadly ...

13th ICID Travel Grant for Women    
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 22, 2008 from ISID (via http://www.isid.org/13th_icid/index.shtml)
I am delighted to announce that the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) has received a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will enable 70 young women from developing ...

How deadly bird flu virus jumps to humans: study (AFP)    
submitted by 2366 at Jan, 7, 2008 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
PARIS (AFP) - Scientists on Sunday said they had figured out how influenza viruses carried by birds latch on to humans, a discovery that may open the way to a vaccine against not just deadly avian flu ...

Published human H5N1 Nucleotide sequences in China from Genebank    
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 24, 2007 from NBCI (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/)
DQ371928 1704 Human 4 (HA) H5N1 China 2005 Influenza A virus (A/Anhui/1/2005(H5N1))     DQ371929 1704 Human 4 (HA) H5N1 China 2005 Influenza A virus (A/Anhui/2/2005(H5N1))     DQ371930 1704 Human 4 ...

Published human H5N1 protein sequences in China from GeneBank    
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 24, 2007 from NCBI (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU)
ABD28180 567 Human 4 (HA) H5N1 China 2005 Influenza A virus (A/Anhui/1/2005(H5N1))     ABD28181 567 Human 4 (HA) H5N1 China 2005 Influenza A virus (A/Anhui/2/2005(H5N1))     ABD28182 567 Human 4 ...

New swine flu virus(H2N3) supports ´mixing vessel´ theory    
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 21, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
A new influenza virus discovered in Missouri pigs has a combination of genes from avian and swine flu viruses, supporting the theory that pigs can serve as a mixing vessel for flu viruses and a potential ...

U.S.: FDA staff urge psych warnings for two flu drugs    
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 24, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2331185120071123)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers are recommending new warnings about psychiatric events observed in some patients taking Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza, according ...

WHO hopes to resolve row on bird flu virus sharing    
submitted by wanglh at Nov, 20, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L19141575.htm)
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Health officials this week reopen the thorny issue of bird flu virus sharing, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) says is vital for tracking the deadly ...

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