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avian influenza

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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: 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 Influenza Virus Exhibits Rapid Evolutionary Dynamics

Rubing Chen and Edward C. Holmes.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

December 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 3285 words.

Influenza A viruses from wild aquatic birds, their natural reservoir species, are thought to have reached a form of stasis, characterized by low rates of evolutionary change. We tested this...

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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 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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Prevalence of avian influenza and sexual selection in ducks

Gergely Hegyi, Anders Pape Møller, Marcel Eens and László Zsolt Garamszegi.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 4893 words.

Investigations of avian influenza have so far focused on the global circulation and conversion of virus strains and showed that wild waterfowl and especially ducks represent the reservoir...

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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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A quantitative genotype algorithm reflecting H5N1 Avian influenza niches

Xiu-Feng Wan, Guorong Chen, Feng Luo, Michael Emch and Ruben Donis.

in Bioinformatics

September 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 5934 words.

Motivation: Computational genotyping analyses are critical for characterizing molecular evolutionary footprints, thus providing important information for designing the...

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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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Homologous Recombination as an Evolutionary Force in the Avian Influenza A Virus

Cheng-Qiang He, Zhi-Xun Xie, Guan-Zhu Han, Jian-Bao Dong, Dong Wang, Jia-Bo Liu, Le-Yuan Ma, Xiao-Fei Tang, Xi-Ping Liu, Yao-Shan Pang and Guo-Rong Li.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

January 2009; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 4267 words.

Avian influenza A viruses (AIVs), including the H5N1, H9N2, and H7N7 subtypes, have been directly transmitted to humans, raising concerns over the possibility of a new influenza pandemic....

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Survival of Avian H5N1 Influenza A Viruses in Calliphora nigribarbis (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2009; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2471 words.

In a previous study, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses were isolated from blow flies collected at the Tamba Town of Kyoto prefecture during the outbreak period in...

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Hampered performance of migratory swans: intra- and inter-seasonal effects of avian influenza virus

Bethany J. Hoye, Vincent J. Munster, Naomi Huig, Peter de Vries, Kees Oosterbeek, Wim Tijsen, Marcel Klaassen, Ron A. M. Fouchier and Jan A. van Gils.

in Integrative and Comparative Biology

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 7809 words.

The extent to which animal migrations shape parasite transmission networks is critically dependent on a migrant’s ability to tolerate infection and migrate successfully. Yet, sub-lethal...

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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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