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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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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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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 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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Genetic Data Provide Evidence for Wind-Mediated Transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Rolf J.F. Ypma, Marcel Jonges, Arnaud Bataille, Arjan Stegeman, Guus Koch, Michiel van Boven, Marion Koopmans, W. Marijn van Ballegooijen and Jacco Wallinga.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3762 words.

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry can cause severe economic damage and represent a public health threat. Development of efficient containment measures requires an...

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Lack of Evidence of Avian-to-Human Transmission of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus among Poultry Workers, Kano, Nigeria, 2006

Justin R. Ortiz, Mark A. Katz, Mohammed N. Mahmoud, Saidu Ahmed, Shehu I. Bawa, Eileen C. Farnon, Mohammed B. Sarki, Abdussalam Nasidi, Muhammed S. Ado, Abdulrazak H. Yahaya, Tony M. Joannis, Raphael S. Akpan, John Vertefeuille, Jenna Achenbach, Robert F. Breiman, Jacqueline M. Katz, Timothy M. Uyeki and Sadiq S. Wali.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4440 words.

Background. In February 2006, poultry outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus were confirmed in Nigeria. A serosurvey was...

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Risk Factors for Cluster Outbreaks of Avian Influenza A H5N1 Infection, Indonesia

Tjandra Y. Aditama, Gina Samaan, Rita Kusriastuti, Wilfried H. Purba, Misriyah, Hari Santoso, Arie Bratasena, Anas Maruf, Elvieda Sariwati, Vivi Setiawaty, Alex R. Cook, Mark S. Clements, Kamalini Lokuge, Paul M. Kelly and I. Nyoman Kandun.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

December 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3932 words.

Background.  By 30 July 2009, Indonesia had reported 139 outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) H5N1 infection in humans. Risk factors for case...

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Seasonal Influenza Can Poise Hosts for CD4 T-Cell Immunity to H7N9 Avian Influenza

Katherine A. Richards, Jennifer Nayak, Francisco A. Chaves, Anthony DiPiazza, Zackery A. G. Knowlden, Shabnam Alam, John J. Treanor and Andrea J. Sant.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

July 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4994 words.

The emergence of avian H7N9 viruses has raised concerns about its pandemic potential and prompted vaccine trials. At present, it is unknown whether there will be sufficient cross-reactive...

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Issues Relevant to the Adoption and Modification of Hospital Infection-Control Recommendations for Avian Influenza (H5N1 Infection) in Developing Countries

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, David K. Warren and Victoria J. Fraser.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

November 2007; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3635 words.

The reemergence of avian influenza (H5N1 infection) has heightened concern for a potential human influenza pandemic. Recommendations regarding preparation for a global avian influenza...

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Serological Analysis of Serum Samples from Humans Exposed to Avian H7 Influenza Viruses in Italy between 1999 and 2003

Simona Puzelli, Livia Di Trani, Concetta Fabiani, Laura Campitelli, Maria Alessandra De Marco, Ilaria Capua, Jean Francois Aguilera, Maria Zambon and Isabella Donatelli.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

October 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2758 words.

We evaluated the potential for avian-to-human transmission of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N1 and LPAI H7N3 viruses that were...

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Neutrophils May Be a Vehicle for Viral Replication and Dissemination in Human H5N1 Avian Influenza

Yingying Zhao, Min Lu, Lok Ting Lau, Jie Lu, Zifen Gao, Jinhua Liu, Albert Cheung Hoi Yu, Qi Cao, Juxiang Ye, Michael A. McNutt and Jiang Gu.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2551 words.

The mechanism of systemic spread of H5N1 virus in patients with avian influenza is unknown. Here, H5N1 nucleoprotein and hemagglutinin were identified by immunohistochemistry in the nucleus...

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