International Symposium on Avian Influenza: Integration from Knowledge to Control
submitted by kickingbird at May, 20, 2007 from National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotec (via http://www.biotec.or.th/AIconf2008)
Following recurrent outbreaks of avian influenza in Thailand and many other Asian Countries, it is necessary to prepare for potential influenza pandemics through research and development. ...
New Host Species For Avian Influenza Identified
submitted by kickingbird at May, 12, 2007 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=70706)
In a new study published online in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens, Dr. Vincent J. Munster, of Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, andcolleagues identify new host species for avian influenza ...
WHO: Recommended laboratory tests to identify avian influenza A virus in specimens from humans
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 12, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/guidelines/la)
Revised March 2007 - Full text, English [pdf 79kb]
The revision concerns mainly the section on polymerase chain reaction (PCR).A fully revised version will be posted soon
Contents- General information- ...
University OF Minnesota Awarded $22.5 Million NIH Contract To Study Avian Influenza
submitted by wanglh at Apr, 9, 2007 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=66974)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today named the University of Minnesota as one of six sites across the country that will ...
H5N1 sequences updated to the Genebank from the past week
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 4, 2007 from NCBI (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/FLU.html)
Influenza A virus (A/chicken/Nigeria/SO485/2006(H5N1))
Influenza A virus (A/hooded vulture/Burkina Faso/2/2006(H5N1))
Influenza A virus (A/goose/Egypt/13009N3-SM2/2006(H5N1))
Influenza A virus (A/duck/Egypt/1888N3-SM25/2007(H5N1))
Thai bird flu strain found to be resistant to drug
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 21, 2007 from Reuters (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070320/hl_nm/birdflu_thailand_d)
Scientists have found that a strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus circulating in Thailand is resistant to the flu drug amantadine, and they called for rigorous study of H5N1 strains to better treat human ...
NIAID: 2,000 Influenza Virus Genomes Now Completed and Publicly Accessible
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 25, 2007 from NIH (via http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/feb2007/niaid-21.htm)
The Influenza Genome Sequencing Project, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today that it has achieved ...
NCBI Influenza Virus Sequence Annotation Tool can take multiple sequences as an input now
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 15, 2007 from NCBI (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/Database/annotation.)
The NCBI Influenza Virus Sequence Annotation Tool is a web application for user-provided sequences. It can predict protein sequences encoded by an input flu sequence and produce a feature table that can ...
Study suggests possible bird flu immunity
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 14, 2007 from Yahoo (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070213/sc_nm/birdflu_immunity_d)
Could some people have a little immunity to the H5N1 bird flu virus? One study in mice published on Monday suggests it is, in theory, possible.
They found mice inoculated with a human virus known as H1N1 ...
WHO: Early release of influenza viruses for pandemic influenza vaccine development
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 5, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/guidelines/ea)
01 February 2007
Vaccines are a critical intervention for preventing influenza and reducing its health consequences during a pandemic. Since 2004, WHO has been working with various partners to find ways ...
OIE: H5N1 strain in Hungary is 99.4 percent same as last year
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 1, 2007 from OIE (via http://www.oie.int/eng/press/en_070130_hungary.htm)
The H5N1 avian influenza strain isolated from the outbreak notified by Hungary is 99.4 percent similar to the strain that infected some countries of Europe last year, the OIE's Reference Laboratory for ...
WHO: Avian influenza-situation in Egypt-update-drug resistance
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 19, 2007 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_01_18/en/index.html)
18 January 2007
Viruses with a genetic mutation, linked in laboratory testing to moderately reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir, have been discovered in two persons previously reported with H5N1 infections ...
LIAI completes world´s most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 4, 2007 from EurekAlert (via http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/ljif-lcw12260)
Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) announced today the results of a first of its kind study analyzing all published data worldwide on influenza A virus antibody and ...
Study says 1918-like pandemic now would kill 62 million
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 23, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
Scientists who analyzed mortality records from the 1918 influenza pandemic estimate that a similarly severe pandemic today would kill about 62 million people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the ...
China bird flu strain dispute all in the name
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 9, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=globalNe)
A dispute between China and the authors of a paper on bird flu centers on the name of the strain identified, not its existence, scientists said on Friday, adding China's vaccination programs were not to ...
U.S. CDC funds work on rapid tests for avian flu
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 6, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded four contracts worth $11.4 million in an effort to develop a 30-minute test for H5N1 avian influenza.
The CDC said it awarded the funds ...
New AIV sequences uploaded to GenBank from the past week
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 1, 2006 from GenBank (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=Pager&DB=n)
Influenza A virus (A/Vietnam/PEV16T/2005(H5N1)) polymerase basic protein subunit 2 (PB2) gene, complete cds
Influenza A virus (A/chicken/Burkina ...
Scientists identify key mutations in bird flu virus
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 16, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=globalNe)
Scientists have discovered two spots on the H5N1 bird flu virus which would need to mutate for the virus to infect people more easily.
H5N1 is largely a disease in animals because it has surface proteins ...
Chinese scientists identify deadly gene in H5N1
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 7, 2006 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/HKG277591.htm)
Chinese scientists have identified a gene in the H5N1 bird flu virus which they say is responsible for its virulence in poultry, opening the way for new vaccines.
There are many different strains of ...
Influenza research at the human and animal interface-Report of a WHO working group
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 3, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/influenza/WHO_)
Contents- Introduction- Executive summary- Detection and diagnosis of human H5N1 infections- Protecting humans: vaccines and antiviral drugs- Surveillance in birds and other animals: assessing the coming ...
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