Advance Warning Of H5N1 Influenza Outbreaks May Be Found In Shrimp Virus Reservoirs
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 26, 2006 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=55095)
Researchers at Replikins, Ltd. have discovered that the shrimp viruses White Spot Syndrome virus (WSSV) and Taura Syndrome virus (TSV) - global lethal pathogens for shrimp - may be reservoirs for the ...
Chinese scientists report bird flu in sparrows
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 26, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=globalNe)
Chinese scientists said they had found the H5N1 bird flu virus in sparrows two years ago, the first time it has been detected in non-migratory birds in China, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
CIDRAP: DNA vaccine protects mice from 1918 flu virus
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 22, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
Government researchers reported this week that they have developed a vaccine that protects mice from the deadly 1918 "Spanish flu" virus, demonstrating that immunization against it is possible.
The scientists, ...
Indonesia: bird flu virus infects pigs in Bali
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 9, 2006 from TempoInteractive (via http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasional/2006/10/06/brk,2)
The Team of Veterinary Faculty at Udayana University found evidence that avian influenze (AI) virus has infected pigs in Bali. Wider scale research is now in the process. AI finding on pigs was due to ...
Online Seminar: Influenza from Genome to Vaccine
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 30, 2006 from St. Jude Children′s Research Hospital (via http://www.cure4kids.org/ums/home/seminars/seminars_list/sem)
Presenter: Clayton Naeve, PhD, Richard Webby, PhD, Robert G. Webster, PhD and Jie Zheng, PhD Date Presented: 02 Jun 2006 Date Added: 28 Sep 2006Event Type: St. Jude Director's Rounds
View slides as audio: ...
Research: Lethality of 1918 Spanish flu linked to immune system
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 28, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-09/28/content_5148926)
A severe immune-system response aroused by the H1N1 influenza virus might explain why the 1918 Spanish flu was so deadly to animals and people, U.S. scientists reported on Wednesday.
Online Seminar: Avian Flu-The Risks of Pandemic Outbreak
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 21, 2006 from St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital (via http://www.cure4kids.org/ums/home/seminars/seminars_list/sem)
Presenter: Robert G. Webster, PhD Date Presented: 22 Apr 2006 Date Added: 17 Sep 2006Event Type: Special Seminars
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Study showed H5N1 replicates more strongly than common flu
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 11, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=globalNe)
The H5N1 bird flu virus replicates far more aggressively in people than common human flu viruses, a study of patients in Vietnam has found, offering further insight as to why the virus is so deadly.
Thailand: Dog contracts avian flu
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 31, 2006 from Nation Multimedia (via http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/08/31/national/national_300)
Hospital vet calls on public not to panic or abandon pets after Suphan Buri case
A dog in Suphan Buri contracted bird flu after eating infected ducks, new findings show.
Prof Dr Yong Pooworawan, ...
Tests find no H5N1 avian flu in Alaskan birds
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 31, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
No highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus has turned up in any of the 13,000 wild migratory birds that federal and state officials have tested since Apr 26, the US government announced yesterday. ...
Research: Blood of bird flu survivors could treat other patients
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 31, 2006 from Xinhua (via http://english.people.com.cn/200608/31/print20060831_298390.)
Research has suggested that blood products taken from people who have recovered from bird flu could be useful for treating other patients in the event of a pandemic, national newspaper The Times ...
Quick Diagnosis of Flu Strains Possible with New Microchip Test
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 29, 2006 from US CDC (via http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=19226)
Scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a microchip-based test that may allow more labs to diagnose influenza infections ...
US: CDC begins sharing flu virus genetic data
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 24, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/ne)
Aug 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the genetic blueprints for more than 650 influenza virus genes to launch a new data-sharing program intended ...
Antigenic and genetic characteristics of H5N1 viruses and candidate H5N1 vaccine viruses developed for potential use as pre-pandemic vaccines
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 19, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/guidelines/h5)
This summary describes the current status of the development of new candidate H5N1 vaccine viruses and is meant to provide guidance for national authorities and vaccine companies on the selection of candidate ...
UK: Scientists hail breakthrough in bird flu drug quest
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 17, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=globalNe)
Scientists said on Wednesday they had made a breakthrough in the race to develop a drug for the H5N1 bird flu virus if it mutates into a form that can jump from human to human.
But they warned that it ...
Call for Help: Local CDC researchers call for assistance in genetic analysis training
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 6, 2006 from FIC
Dear global professionals,
On the behalf of local CDC researchers, FIC calls for help for assistance in genetic analysis training.
With the rapid development of human and avian flu situation, researchers ...
US: Hybrid avian-human flu virus didn´t spread in lab study
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 1, 2006 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
In an experiment designed to mimic events that could launch an influenza pandemic, a synthetic influenza virus made by combining an H5N1 avian flu virus with a human flu virus turned out to be no more ...
Japan: research team to use monkeys for bird flu tests
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 30, 2006 from AFP via Yahoo news (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060729/hl_afp/healthflujapanva)
A team of Japanese reseachers plans to use monkeys for testing the effectiveness of a vaccine against the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus.
Researchers from Hokkaido University and the Shiga University ...
Iraq: Detection of a Qinghai-like avian influenza, subtype H5N1 virus from domestic cats (Felis domesticus) in Kurdish area
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 14, 2006 from Genbank (via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/viewer.fcgi?db=nucleotide)
Genbank recently reviced a submission of NA sequence from Lab in Cairo, Egypt. Influenza A virus (A/cat/Iraq/820NAMRU3/2006(H5N1))
No publication is available yet.
US: HHS Announces Additional $225 Million for State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Efforts
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 12, 2006 from HHS (via http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060711.html)
As part of President Bush's plan to mobilize the nation and prepare for an influenza pandemic, HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt today announced an additional $225 million in funding for state and local preparedness.
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