Avian Influenza News

News published on July 3, 2008:

Avian Influenza Factsheet: 12 informative tips

1) First and foremost, the H5N1 virus causing problems in Asia, Europe, and Africa has not been detected anywhere in North, Central or South America at this time. 2) Properly cooked poultry meat is safe to eat ...
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Univ.of Arkansas Division of Agriculture factsheet
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News published on June 13, 2008:

Nanogen to Develop Molecular Diagnostic Test for Influenza and Avian Flu

Nanogen, Inc., developer of in vitro diagnostic products announced today it has been awarded a new $10.4 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a mu...
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Nanogen, Inc. press release
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News published on May 30, 2008:

Avian Influenza Genome Sequences Released

The complete genetic coding sequences of 150 different avian influenza viruses were released today by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and government, industry and university collaborators. The ...
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USDA Agricultural Research Service
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News published on May 29, 2008:

Some avian flu H7 viruses growing more human-like

Scientists have found evidence that North American avian influenza viruses of the H7 subtype are becoming more like human flu viruses in their ability to attach to host cells, which suggests they may be improvi...
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CIDRAP News - University of Minnesota
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News published on April 28, 2008:

Scientists Test Nature’s Own Filter To Detect Bird Flu Virus

Recent outbreaks of avian influenza, or bird flu, have become a worldwide concern in light of widespread mortality in domestic poultry and wild aquatic bird species. Scientists are equally concerned about the p...
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Colorado State University press release
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News published on March 25, 2008:

First Lab-on-Chip for Rapid Molecular Flu Detection Launched

Following the success of the evaluation trials conducted at the prestigious National University Hospital of Singapore, Veredus Laboratories and STMicroelectronics yesterday announced the commercial availability...
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Veredus Laboratories press release
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News published on January 30, 2008:

Sterilox Solution Highly Effective Against Pandemic H5N1 Avian

PuriCore, the life sciences company focused on the control of infectious pathogens with its novel, safe antimicrobial technology, announces that its Sterilox Solution has been proven highly effective against pa...
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News published on December 28, 2007:

Avian influenza: first human-to-human birdflu case confirmed

The first case of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in Pakistan. Laboratory tests conducted by the WHO H5 Reference Laboratory in Cairo, Egypt and WHO Collaborating Center for Referen...
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WHO (World Health Organization)
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News published on November 20, 2007:

Understanding bird flu: the H5N1 virus strain

When Bali was hit for the first time by an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain, the local economy was still reeling from the impact of bombings in the island’s Kuta nightclub and restaurant precinct. It...
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Partners Magazine/Science Alert
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News published on November 14, 2007:

H5N1 Avian Influenza Confirmed in UK Poultry

Following further test results from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) the Acting Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that the strain of Avian Influenza present at the Infected Premises near Diss is th...
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DEFRA releases
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