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Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These influenza viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, avian influenza is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys, very sick and kill them.
InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

Researchers discover new virus in migratory bird species

Researchers discover new virus in migratory bird species

Mutations identified that enable human transmission of avian flu

Mutations identified that enable human transmission of avian flu

New study reports long-term infectious disease trends in China after SARS outbreak

New study reports long-term infectious disease trends in China after SARS outbreak

USDA announces grant to decrease impact of disasters

USDA announces grant to decrease impact of disasters

New transgenic mouse could help monitor potential dangers of emerging influenza viruses

New transgenic mouse could help monitor potential dangers of emerging influenza viruses

Resurgent outbreak of avian influenza underscores need for control efforts at animal source

Resurgent outbreak of avian influenza underscores need for control efforts at animal source

New research exposes cellular responses linked to bird flu vaccine

New research exposes cellular responses linked to bird flu vaccine

Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease

Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease

Mass livestock production could lead to human pandemics, expert says

Mass livestock production could lead to human pandemics, expert says

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

RVFV uses cancer pathway to hijack host cell and cause infection

RVFV uses cancer pathway to hijack host cell and cause infection

Study provides insights into new pathways to generate universal vaccine against influenza viruses

Study provides insights into new pathways to generate universal vaccine against influenza viruses

Vanderbilt investigators isolate human antibodies against H7 bird flu

Vanderbilt investigators isolate human antibodies against H7 bird flu

RB announces Zika Relief Package of $1 million to help fight Zika virus outbreak

RB announces Zika Relief Package of $1 million to help fight Zika virus outbreak

Discovery may pave way for more effective treatments for pandemics, seasonal flu

Discovery may pave way for more effective treatments for pandemics, seasonal flu

H7N9 influenza vaccine failure may be due to immune camouflage, study reveals

H7N9 influenza vaccine failure may be due to immune camouflage, study reveals

New technology may allow mass production of flu vaccines

New technology may allow mass production of flu vaccines

Researchers discover new hepatitis A-like virus in seals

Researchers discover new hepatitis A-like virus in seals

Hoaglund Enterprises awarded contract to evaluate Avian Flu affected equipment

Hoaglund Enterprises awarded contract to evaluate Avian Flu affected equipment