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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.
Research reports spillover of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) into marine mammals in the northeastern United States

Research reports spillover of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) into marine mammals in the northeastern United States

H5N1 avian influenza found in stranded harbor porpoise

H5N1 avian influenza found in stranded harbor porpoise

New influenza virus strain concocted in animals could be the cause of next human pandemic

New influenza virus strain concocted in animals could be the cause of next human pandemic

Using a mathematical model for future pandemic preparedness

Using a mathematical model for future pandemic preparedness

U.S. not prepared for future spread of animal-borne or zoonotic diseases, analysis reveals

U.S. not prepared for future spread of animal-borne or zoonotic diseases, analysis reveals

COVID-19 vaccination increases saliva antibody levels after asymptomatic infection

COVID-19 vaccination increases saliva antibody levels after asymptomatic infection

Do individuals with long COVID ever recover fully?

Do individuals with long COVID ever recover fully?

Study characterizes mutations in neuraminidase of human-like H5N1 influenza viruses

Study characterizes mutations in neuraminidase of human-like H5N1 influenza viruses

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

How effective are prior SARS-CoV-2 infections and hybrid immunity against Omicron breakthrough infections?

How effective are prior SARS-CoV-2 infections and hybrid immunity against Omicron breakthrough infections?

WHO reports a severe case of avian (bird) flu in Ecuador

WHO reports a severe case of avian (bird) flu in Ecuador

Deletions in the antigenic regions in SARS-CoV-2 increase transmission and immune evasion ability

Deletions in the antigenic regions in SARS-CoV-2 increase transmission and immune evasion ability

New model for detecting and estimating pathogen variant dynamics and risk

New model for detecting and estimating pathogen variant dynamics and risk

Sheep milk could be an inexpensive source of therapeutic polyclonal SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Sheep milk could be an inexpensive source of therapeutic polyclonal SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Avian influenza update: Bird keepers in England must house all poultry and captive birds until further notice

Avian influenza update: Bird keepers in England must house all poultry and captive birds until further notice

Broadly cross-reactive antibodies that protect from SARS-CoV-2 variants are revealed by virus coldspot-driven discovery

Broadly cross-reactive antibodies that protect from SARS-CoV-2 variants are revealed by virus coldspot-driven discovery

Effects of implemented vaccine rollout strategies on spread of SARS-CoV-2, subsequent global burden of disease, and emergence of novel variants

Effects of implemented vaccine rollout strategies on spread of SARS-CoV-2, subsequent global burden of disease, and emergence of novel variants

Survey assesses prevalence of H5N8 influenza in birds

Survey assesses prevalence of H5N8 influenza in birds

Phylodynamic analysis of the monkeypox virus genome suggests low genetic variation and evolutionary rates

Phylodynamic analysis of the monkeypox virus genome suggests low genetic variation and evolutionary rates

An estimated 15% of U.S. adults infected with SARS-CoV-2 have long-COVID

An estimated 15% of U.S. adults infected with SARS-CoV-2 have long-COVID