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avian influenza

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A very contagious strain of influenza that affects poultry and can switch species to infect humans. This was the source of the highly virulent 1918 pandemic strain, and the H5N1 strain is...

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Influenza: current threat from avian influenza

Iain Stephenson and Jane Democratis.

in British Medical Bulletin

January 2005; p ublished online May 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases. 7073 words.

Influenza is an infectious respiratory pathogen causing annual outbreaks and infrequent pandemics, resulting in significant morbidity, mortality and burdens on the delivery of health care....

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Readiness exercise to combat avian influenza

R.C.-S. Seet, E.C.H. Lim, V.M.S. Oh, B.K.C. Ong, K.T. Goh, D.A. Fisher, K.Y. Ho and K.G. Yeoh.

in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine

February 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 2450 words.

Aim: To examine the readiness of our hospital for the potential pandemic threat of avian influenza, we developed and implemented simulation case scenarios in our hospital.

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Oseltamivir in human avian influenza infection

James R. Smith.

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

April 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Critical Care. 6029 words.

Avian influenza A viruses continue to cause disease outbreaks in humans, and extrapulmonary infection is characteristic. In vitro studies demonstrate the activity of oseltamivir against...

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Avian Influenza: An Agricultural Perspective

Andrea Morgan.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

November 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 5510 words.

Recent outbreaks of infection with highly pathogenic H5N1 strains of avian influenza virus in poultry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East have raised concern over the potential...

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Avian and Pandemic Influenza: A Biosocial Approach

Arthur M. Kleinman, Barry R. Bloom, Anthony Saich, Katherine A. Mason and Felicity Aulino.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 1975 words.

The Harvard University Asian Flus and Avian Influenza Workshop, held in December 2006, introduced a biosocial approach to the preparation for and control of pandemics. A biosocial approach...

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Ecology of Avian Influenza Virus in Birds

Douglas Causey and Scott V. Edwards.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3415 words.

Avian influenza A virus (an orthomyxovirus) is a zoonotic pathogen with a natural reservoir entirely in birds. The influenza virus genome is an 8-segment single-stranded RNA with high...

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China's Heath Care System and Avian Influenza Preparedness

Joan A. Kaufman.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 5181 words.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis exposed serious deficiencies in China's public health system and willingness to report outbreaks of threats to public health. Consequently,...

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avian influenza

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A very contagious strain of influenza that affects poultry and can switch species to infect humans. This was the source of the highly virulent 1918 pandemic strain, and the H5N1 strain is...

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avian influenza

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 151 words.

a disease of poultry and other birds caused by strains of *influenza A virus. The severity of the disease

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avian influenza

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 152 words.

a disease of poultry and other birds caused by strains of *influenza A virus. The severity of the disease depends on the strain of virus involved: H5N1 is particularly deadly (causing fowl...

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H5N1 Avian Influenza in Children

Ahmet Faik Oner, Nazim Dogan, Viktor Gasimov, Wiku Adisasmito, Richard Coker, Paul K. S. Chan, Nelson Lee, Owen Tsang, Wanna Hanshaoworakul, Mukhtiar Zaman, Ebun Bamgboye, Anna Swenson, Stephen Toovey and Nancy A. Dreyer.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

July 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3992 words.

Background.  Avian influenza continues to pose a threat to humans and maintains the potential for greater transmissibility. Understanding the...

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avian influenza

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 48 words.

A very contagious strain of influenza that affects poultry and can switch species to infect humans. This was the source of the highly virulent ...

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avian influenza

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 72 words.

A lethal strain of the influenza virus designated H5N1 that began to affect poultry in Southeast Asia in 2003.

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avian influenza

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 63 words.

A lethal strain of the influenza virus designated H5N1 that began to affect poultry in Southeast Asia in 2003. It is transmissible to humans and has a high case fatality rate. Evidence on...

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Avian Influenza Viruses and their Implication for Human Health

Donald Kaye and Craig R. Pringle.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3709 words.

Widespread outbreaks of avian influenza in domestic fowl throughout eastern Asia have reawakened concern that avian influenza viruses may again cross species barriers to infect the human...

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Infection Due to 3 Avian Influenza Subtypes in United States Veterinarians

Kendall P. Myers, Sharon F. Setterquist, Ana W. Capuano and Gregory C. Gray.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2604 words.

Background . Pandemic influenza virus strains originate in avian species. We examined veterinarians in the United States for evidence of previous...

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Preparing for Avian Influenza: Lessons from the “Swine Flu Affair”

Harvey V. Fineberg.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3822 words.

As a low-likelihood, high-consequence event, the possibility of an influenza pandemic poses a difficult challenge to policymakers. Drawing from the ill-fated swine influenza immunization...

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Swine Influenza Virus: Zoonotic Potential and Vaccination Strategies for the Control of Avian and Swine Influenzas

Eileen Thacker and Bruce Janke.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4255 words.

Influenza viruses are able to infect humans, swine, and avian species, and swine have long been considered a potential source of new influenza viruses that can infect humans. Swine have...

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Evidence for Subclinical Avian Influenza Virus Infections Among Rural Thai Villagers

Benjawan P. Khuntirat, In-Kyu Yoon, Patrick J. Blair, Whitney S. Krueger, Malinee Chittaganpitch, Shannon D. Putnam, Krongkaew Supawat, Robert V. Gibbons, Sirima Pattamadilok, Pathom Sawanpanyalert, Gary L. Heil, John A. Friary, Ana W. Capuano and Gregory C. Gray.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

October 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4385 words.

Background.  Regions of Thailand reported sporadic outbreaks of A/H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among poultry between 2004 and 2008....

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Avian Influenza (H5N1) Update: Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Michael J. Loeffelholz.

in Laboratory Medicine

May 2011; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology; Microbiology. 5850 words.

This article provides an update on the H5N1 virus and the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in the diagnosis of H5N1 influenza. Although overshadowed recently by the influenza A...

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