- Contingency plans in context. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;4/8/2006, Vol. 158 Issue 14, p457
The article reflects on the simulation exercise called Exercise Hawthorn that tests the contingency plan for the outbreak of avian influenza in Great Britain. It emphasizes that those contingency plans need to consider the context of Great Britain's overall Animal Health and Welfare Strategy. It...
- Modelling avian influenza in the UK. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;11/10/2007, Vol. 161 Issue 19, p638
The article discusses the modeling research published online by "Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B" which predicts that 73% of avian influenza outbreaks in Great Britain will not spread beyond the initial infected farm. Scientists at the University of Liverpool Faculty of Veterinary...
- FLUed: A Novel Four-Layer Model for Simulating Epidemic Dynamics and Assessing Intervention Policies. Chung-Yuan Huang; Tzai-Hung Wen; Yu-Shiuan Tsai // Journal of Applied Mathematics;2013, p1
From the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic, to the 2009 swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, to the projected highly pathogenic avian influenza A event, emerging infectious diseases highlight the importance of computational epidemiology to assess potential intervention...
- How severe will the flu outbreak be? Butler, Declan // Nature;5/7/2009, Vol. 459 Issue 7243, p14
The article focuses on the H1N1 swine-associated flu virus. It states that the World Health Organization (WHO) is at pandemic alert phase 5 on a scale of 6, but that WHO's pandemic phases does not assess how severe a pandemic is, only its geographical spread. It comments that the majority of...
- Avian flu risk still high for the East. VOGEL, JOHN // American Agriculturist (0161-8237);Sep2015, Vol. 212 Issue 9, p15
The article focuses on the risks associated with pathogenic avian influenza and presents suggestions on preventing it.
- Scottish poultry-keepers warned over bird flu. MCDONALD, AARON // Meat Trades Journal;1/15/2016, p7
The article reports that the Scottish government has warned poultry producers in Scotland on the case of avian influenza (AI) in Fife and mentions that preliminary testing has revealed that a notifiable strain of Al (H5) had been found on the birds.
- The flu hunters. Larson, Erik // Time International (South Pacific Edition);2/23/98, Issue 8, p44
Focuses on the effort of medical detectives in investigating a mysterious and deadly flu virus, known as bird flu, that struck Honk Kong in 1997. The consideration of virologists that the emergence of this new virus is one of the most significant and worrisome medical events of the day; The...
- comment. Prime, Phil // Laboratory News;May2013, Issue 5, p2
The article comments on the dangers of human infection caused by the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
- Bird Flu Takes Wing. Zackowitz, Margaret G. // National Geographic;Mar2006, Vol. 209 Issue 3, p21
The article focuses on the H5N1 avian flu strain and a potential human flu pandemic. As yet, outbreaks of the strain have been limited to those in close contact with domestic birds. Wild birds could become carriers for the virus, and a map of worldwide wild bird flight paths is presented. In...