Request for Proposals for FY2008 Programs on Avian and Pandemic Influenza
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 11, 2007 from Kenan Institute Asia (via http://www.kiasia.org)
The Kenan Institute Asia (K.I.Asia), a Thai non-profit development organization, is seeking proposals for the second year of the activities that aim to prevent and control avian and pandemic influenza ...
Study: Cold, dry air favors spread of flu in lab animals
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 23, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
Scientists investigating why seasons drive annual influenza epidemics have charted how low humidity and cold temperatures contribute to the spread of the disease in laboratory animals.
The research group, ...
Study says H5N1 has varied effects in small land birds
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 19, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Oct 18, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A study on the effects of the H5N1 avian influenza virus on small land birds suggests it is often lethal in sparrows but has lesser effects on starlings and pigeons and does ...
WHO:Avian influenza-situation in Indonesia-update 19
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 13, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_10_12/en/index.html)
12 October 2007
The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 12-year-old male from Tangerang District in Banten Province developed symptoms ...
Avian Flu-1918 and Today-Protein Enhances Lethality Of Virus
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 12, 2007 from Science Daily (via http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071010120543.ht)
Often called the most devastating epidemic in the recorded history of the world, the 1918 influenza virus pandemic was responsible for more than 40 million deaths across the globe. The incredible lethality ...
Bird flu virus strain in Vietnam mutates
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 10, 2007 from Xinhua (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-10/10/content_6857409)
Bird flu virus strain in Vietnam has mutated, becoming more dangerous, local newspaper Pioneer reported Wednesday.
However, the mutation is not big enough for the virus to transmit ...
New bird flu strain dangerous to humans
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 8, 2007 from Science Daily (via http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&artic)
A new strain of the bird flu virus spreading around the world is more infectious to humans, a study lead by a U.S. researcher has found.
Led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ...
Key Viral Change Could Help Bird Flu Spread (HealthDay)
submitted by wanglh at Oct, 5, 2007 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists say they'vespotted a crucial step the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus must take in orderto spread easily in humans.
Since H5N1 first appeared in 1997, ...
Bird flu: Abuse of Tamiflu can create resistant strains, says study (AFP)
submitted by 2366 at Oct, 3, 2007 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
PARIS (AFP) - Swedish scientists say that Tamiflu -- the frontline weapon in any bird-flu pandemic -- cannot be broken down by sewage systems and this could help the virus mutate dangerously into a drug-resistant ...
Lancet Audio: Professor Jiang Gu discusses the H5N1 research article in this week´s issue
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 29, 2007 from Lancet (via http://www.thelancet.com/audio)
The Lancet 29 September 2007 (mp3, 16.3Mb) Professor Jiang Gu from Beijing University, China, discusses the H5N1 research article in this week's issue. The virus was found in human tissue other ...
Bird flu virus can pass mother to child - study
submitted by pub4world at Sep, 28, 2007 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N27422356.htm)
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The H5N1 bird flu virus can pass through a pregnant woman"e;s placenta to infect the fetus, researchers reported on Thursday.
Miniature lab can detect deadly bird flu virus in 30 minutes (AFP)
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 24, 2007 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
PARIS (AFP) - Scientists in Singapore say they have devised a mini-lab capable of identifying the H5N1 bird flu virus in less than 30 minutes, in what they believe could be a breakthrough in efforts ...
St. Jude Influenza Survey Uncovers Key Differences Between Bird Flu and Human Flu (PR Newswire)
submitted by 2366 at Aug, 21, 2007 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
To: MEDICAL EDITORS
Contact: Carrie Strehlau, Public Relations, +1-901-495-2295, email@example.com, Summer Freeman, Public Relations, +1-901-495-3061, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marc ...
Study says nondrug measures helped in 1918 flu pandemic
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 14, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
An analysis of historical records in 43 US cities indicates that the early use of nonpharmaceutical measures, such as isolating the sick and banning public gatherings, saved lives in the influenza pandemic ...
Study: Flu patients shed virus longer than expected
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 2, 2007 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/n)
A Mayo Clinic study indicates that many hospitalized influenza patients shed flu virus for at least 7 days after they fall ill, suggesting that the current recommendation to use infection control precautions ...
Cuba establishes real-time bird flu detection system
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 21, 2007 from XinhuaNet (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-07/21/content_6409114)
Special report: Global fight against bird flu
HAVANA, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Cuba has established a monitoring system to detect bird flu, the country"e;s public health ministry ...
Antibodies From Deadly Avian Flu Survivors Could Give Immunity To Others
submitted by wanglh at May, 29, 2007 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=72461&)
An international team of scientists has shown that specific antibodies taken from the blood of Vietnamese survivors of the deadly strain of H5N1 avian flu can be reproduced in the laboratory and used to ...
Avian influenza survivors´ antibodies effective in neutralizing H5N1 strain
submitted by kickingbird at May, 29, 2007 from People Daily (via http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200705/29/eng20070529_3788)
Adults who have recovered from the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza may hold the key to future treatment for the virus, according to an international team of researchers.
In a study published ...
Human antibodies neutralise deadly H5N1 bird flu: study (AFP)
submitted by 2366 at May, 29, 2007 from Yahoo News (via http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/birdflu/*http://news.ya)
PARIS (AFP) - Researchers in Switzerland have successfully immunized mice against the H5N1 strain of bird flu using human antibodies taken from survivors of the deadly virus, according to a study released ...
OIE: Avian influenza in Ghana : the H5N1 strain isolated shows no new introduction of the virus to Africa
submitted by kickingbird at May, 22, 2007 from OIE (via http://www.oie.int/eng/press/en_070518.htm)
The analysis of the H5N1 avian influenza strain isolated from the outbreak occurring in Ghana clearly indicates that it is closely related to other isolates from Sub-Saharan African countries like Ivory ...
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