Avian Influenza News and Research

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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.
Researchers examine the evolutionary race between SARS-CoV-2 and human defenses

Researchers examine the evolutionary race between SARS-CoV-2 and human defenses

Preventing future pandemics by ending the wildlife trade

Preventing future pandemics by ending the wildlife trade

UK SARS-CoV-2 variant 40% more transmissible than previous strains

UK SARS-CoV-2 variant 40% more transmissible than previous strains

Genome-wide covariation analysis sheds light on the evolution of SARS-CoV-2

Genome-wide covariation analysis sheds light on the evolution of SARS-CoV-2

Substrain of SARS-CoV-2 variant in UK may resist antibody neutralization

Substrain of SARS-CoV-2 variant in UK may resist antibody neutralization

SARS-CoV-2 variants appear to arise independently of local transmission

SARS-CoV-2 variants appear to arise independently of local transmission

How effective are masks in preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission?

How effective are masks in preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission?

Scientists detect a sarbecovirus phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats in Japan

Scientists detect a sarbecovirus phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats in Japan

Nucleic acid-hydrolyzing scFv 3D8 exhibits potent antiviral effects on SARS-CoV-2

Nucleic acid-hydrolyzing scFv 3D8 exhibits potent antiviral effects on SARS-CoV-2

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Xylitol and grapefruit seed extract nasal spray could help COVID-19 patients

Xylitol and grapefruit seed extract nasal spray could help COVID-19 patients

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 uses a receptor to efficiently infect human cells

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 uses a receptor to efficiently infect human cells

Novel method can predict influenza epidemics

Novel method can predict influenza epidemics

Potential sea animal reservoirs for coronaviruses?

Potential sea animal reservoirs for coronaviruses?

Novel fabric mask for enhanced protection and comfort

Novel fabric mask for enhanced protection and comfort

Poultry farmers play active role in the dissemination of avian influenza

Poultry farmers play active role in the dissemination of avian influenza

Study shows furin cleavage site is crucial for SARS-CoV-2 replication

Study shows furin cleavage site is crucial for SARS-CoV-2 replication

Could labs that test livestock ease covid testing backlog for people? Well … maybe.

Could labs that test livestock ease covid testing backlog for people? Well … maybe.

Establishment of global surveillance network can warn about next pandemic

Establishment of global surveillance network can warn about next pandemic

New swine flu strain with pandemic potential found in China

New swine flu strain with pandemic potential found in China