- Avian Influenza and Pandemics – Research Needs and Opportunities. Stöhr, Klaus // New England Journal of Medicine;1/27/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 4, p405
The article presents the author's comments on medical research on avian influenza and pandemics. The author stresses the need of information in several research areas. It is opined that research studies of the ecology and molecular biology of influenzaviruses could uncover the genetic foundation...
- Laboratory diagnosis of avian influenza virus H7N9 infection in a renal transplant recipient. Jun Cheng; Bo Wang; Xiaoxiao Jiang; Dawei Cui; Jian Chen; Yuzhu Dai; Changgui Sun // International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Medicine;2014, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p451
A renal transplant recipient who had atypical clinical manifestations, unclear epidemiological exposure history and negative results from influenza virus antigen and nucleic acid amplification in throat swab specimens was admitted into our hospital on April 17, 2013. He was finally diagnosed as...
- Dangerous state of denial. // Nature;1/13/2005, Vol. 433 Issue 7022, p91
Focuses on the preparations for possible outbreak of avian flu in Asia. Economic effects of avian flu; Outbreaks in Vietnam.
- Pandemic preparedness: begin at the source. Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/22/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 11, p1309
Considers preparations essential in the prevention of an avian influenza pandemic. Damages caused by the avian flue pandemic; Statistics on avian flu cases in Asian countries as of October 26, 2005; Initiatives implemented to prevent the spread of avian influenza.
- Preparing for the worst. Pepus, Martin // Casino Journal;Feb2006, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p30
Encourages casino operators to prepare and address the possible business implications if an avian flu pandemic occurs. Responsibility of casino business to their consumers and stockholders; Information on avian influenza; Steps in formulating a plan for a possible avian flu pandemic.
- Probable Person-to-Person Transmission of Avian Influenza A (H5N1). Ungchusak, Kumnuan; Auewarakul, Prasert; Dowell, Scott F.; Kitphati, Rungrueng; Auwanit, Wattana; Puthavathana, Pilaipan; Uiprasertkul, Mongkol; Boonnak, Kobporn; Pittayawonganon, Chakrarat; Cox, Nancy J.; Zaki, Sherif R.; Thawatsupha, Pranee; Chittaganpitch, Malinee; Khontong, Rotjana; Simmerman, James M.; Chunsutthiwat, Supamit // New England Journal of Medicine;1/27/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 4, p333
Background: During 2004, a highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus caused poultry disease in eight Asian countries and infected at least 44 persons, killing 32; most of these persons had had close contact with poultry. No evidence of efficient person-to-person transmission has yet been...
- Influenza and the Rates of Hospitalization for Respiratory Disease among Infants and Young Children. Izurieta, Héctor S.; Thompson, William W.; Kramarz, Piotr; Shay, David K.; Davis, Robert L.; DeStefano, Frank; Black, Steven; Shinefield, Henry; Fukuda, Keiji // New England Journal of Medicine;01/27/2000, Vol. 342 Issue 4, p232
Background: Young children may be at increased risk for serious complications from influenzavirus infection. However, in population-based studies it has been difficult to separate the effects of influenzavirus from those of respiratory syncytial virus. Respiratory syncytial virus often...
- Recombinant expression and modification analysis of protein agno-1b encoded by avian polyomavirus BFDV. Liu, Q.; Hintz, M.; Li, J.; Linder, M.; Geyer, R.; Hobom, G. // Archives of Virology;Jun2000, Vol. 145 Issue 6, p1211
Summary. Among two pairs of agnoproteins encoded in upstream positions in the late mRNAs of avian polyomavirus BFDV, either agno-1a or its splice derivative agno-1b are required for viral propagation. Out of the two proteins both of which consist of multiple electrophoretic subspecies, the...
- Vaccines And The Next Pandemic. Rossitr, Louis F. // Health Affairs;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p1380
Presents a letter to the editor on the increase in vaccine demand to prepare for an avian flu pandemic in the United States.
- PICTURE OF THE WEEK. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/27/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7586, preceding p163
This article presents a photograph of poultry being prepared for slaughter as part of the fight against avian flu in Jakarta, Indonesia.