Avian Influenza News
News published on March 19, 2018:
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an agreement with the government of South Korea that significantly reduces negative impacts on trade should another detection of highly pathogenic av...
News published on May 24, 2016:
The Avian Influenza (AI) virus strain H9N9 has been seen more often and keeps spreading. The University of Minnesota conducted a research trying to determine the Stalosan F efficacy against this particular viru...
News published on May 20, 2015:
Wenjun Ma, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology at Kansas State University, left, and Jürgen Richt, Regents distinguished professor of veterinary medicine and director of the U.S. De...
Kansas State University
News published on May 13, 2015:
Avian influenza, or “bird flu,” poses a continuing threat to birds, animals, and people throughout the world. In December 2014, the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 virus in both d...
Sandra Avant - USDA, Agricultural Research magazine (ARS)
News published on November 21, 2014:
Germany has become the first European country to report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza caused by an A(H5N8) virus genetically similar to one spreading in the Republic of Korea since January. T...
News published on April 19, 2012:
Disease surveillance is supported by USAID's Emerging Pandemic Threats programme
FAO recently launched projects in four Asian countries to step up defenses against influenza by moving beyond a focus on domes...
News published on May 22, 2009:
Avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside a person's nose is too low, according to research published today in the journal PLoS Pathogens. The authors of the study, from Imp...
Imperial College London news
News published on April 22, 2009:
This document consolidates pre-existing WHO guidance on protection of individuals engaged in activities involving high contact with poultry or wild birds confirmed or highly suspected of being infected with avi...
WHO (World Health Organization) website
News published on March 20, 2009:
Scientists have identified a small family of lab-made proteins that neutralize a broad range of influenza A viruses, including the H5N1 avian virus, the 1918 pandemic influenza virus and seasonal H1N1 flu virus...
Nat'l Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
News published on February 17, 2009:
Scientists are looking at a novel strategy to prevent the spread of pandemic avian influenza. They have developed a vaccine that protects ducks, a known natural reservoir for the virus. They reported their find...
American Society for Microbiology via EurekAlert!