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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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Sentinel Devices

Frédéric Keck.

in Modes of Uncertainty

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 7275 words.

In the last twenty years, new diseases have emerged when pathogens have crossed species barriers: mad cow disease, avian and swine influenza, Ebola, Nipah, and West Nile viruses. These...

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