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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.
COVID-19 vaccination may be stemming evolution of “fitter” SARS-CoV-2 variants

COVID-19 vaccination may be stemming evolution of “fitter” SARS-CoV-2 variants

Renowned scientists recover deleted SARS-CoV-2 data from Wuhan

Renowned scientists recover deleted SARS-CoV-2 data from Wuhan

POSTECH research team develops plant-based, adjuvant-free avian influenza vaccine

POSTECH research team develops plant-based, adjuvant-free avian influenza vaccine

Rapidly evolving SARS-Cov-2 strains may give rise to escape variants

Rapidly evolving SARS-Cov-2 strains may give rise to escape variants

First human case of H10N3 influenza reported in Jiangsu, China

First human case of H10N3 influenza reported in Jiangsu, China

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

New panel launched to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases

New panel launched to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases

Plant-derived compound isorhamnetin may have antiviral potential against SARS-CoV-2

Plant-derived compound isorhamnetin may have antiviral potential against SARS-CoV-2

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