Avian Influenza: A New Pandemic Threat?
- Cross-Reactive Neuraminidase Antibodies Afford Partial Protection against H5N1 in Mice and Are Present in Unexposed Humans. Sandbulte, Matthew R.; Jimenez, Gretchen S.; Boon, Adrianus C. M.; Smith, Larry R.; Treanor, John J.; Webby, Richard J. // PLoS Medicine;Feb2007, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p265
Background A pandemic H5N1 influenza outbreak would be facilitated by an absence of immunity to the avian-derived virus in the human population. Although this condition is likely in regard to hemagglutinin-mediated immunity, the neuraminidase (NA) of H5N1 viruses (avN1) and of endemic human H1N1...
- The Neuraminidase Stalk Deletion Serves as Major Virulence Determinant of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Chicken. Stech, Olga; Veits, Jutta; Abdelwhab, El-Sayed M.; Wessels, Ute; Mettenleiter, Thomas C.; Stech, Jürgen // Scientific Reports;8/28/2015, p13493
Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIV) cause devastating losses in gallinaceous poultry world-wide and raised concerns of a novel pandemic. HPAIV develop from low-pathogenic precursors by acquisition of a polybasic HA cleavage site (HACS), the prime virulence determinant. Beside that...
- FLY AWAY, FLU. deSeve, Karen // Current Health 1;Dec2006, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p12
The article presents information on bird flu or avian influenza, a seasonal bird disease.
- BIRD FLU. Adams, Jacqueline // Science World;9/4/2006, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p16
The article presents information on bird flu.
- BIRD FLU EPIDEMIC? // Junior Scholastic;11/14/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 7, p4
Reports on the bird flu epidemic in the Far East.
- Avian influenza: An emerging feline threat? Barr, Margaret C. // Veterinary Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 101 Issue 6, p344
Presents an excerpt of an article on avian influenza that was published in the October 2005 issue.
- Avian influenza suspected in Germany. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/17/2003, Vol. 152 Issue 20, p606
Focuses on probable cases of avian influenza reported by health authorities in Germany. Indications of the number of affected birds in the Viersen district; Likelihood that the cases originated from migratory wild birds in the area.
- Fife bird flu outbreak is 'low risk' say health officials. // Grocer;1/16/2016, p44
The article reports the claim by Scottish government officials as of mid-January 2016 that the suspected bird flu outbreak on a farm in Fife, Scotland offers low risk to human health.
- H5N1 Update. // Thailand Tourism Report;Q4 2008, p27
The article presents an update on avian flu or the H5N1 virus in the fourth quarter of 2008. It has been observed that in 2007 cases of avian flu continued their declining trend with 88 confirmed cases and 59 deaths. Among the factors which contributed to the decline in avian cases was greater...