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.
Study shows seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals against many different viruses

Study shows seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals against many different viruses

University of Adelaide-led project develops new test to eradicate H5N1 bird flu

University of Adelaide-led project develops new test to eradicate H5N1 bird flu

Study: H7N9 flu vaccine combined with adjuvant is essential to promote protective immune response

Study: H7N9 flu vaccine combined with adjuvant is essential to promote protective immune response

Two randomized trials examine new vaccination strategies for avian influenza

Two randomized trials examine new vaccination strategies for avian influenza

Avian influenza A H3N8 virus poses threat to humans

Avian influenza A H3N8 virus poses threat to humans

Cepheid releases Xpert Flu/RSV XC for accurate determination of Flu A, Flu B and RSV infection

Cepheid releases Xpert Flu/RSV XC for accurate determination of Flu A, Flu B and RSV infection

WIRB-Copernicus Group acquires Alliance Biosciences

WIRB-Copernicus Group acquires Alliance Biosciences

Patient choice and hospital capacity during pandemic

Patient choice and hospital capacity during pandemic

Janssen signs license agreement with Vertex to develop, commercialize VX-787 for influenza A treatment

Janssen signs license agreement with Vertex to develop, commercialize VX-787 for influenza A treatment

Researchers map risk of H7N9 bird flu infection in markets across Asia

Researchers map risk of H7N9 bird flu infection in markets across Asia

Research explores links between planet's health and human health

Research explores links between planet's health and human health

Scientists seek broad, versatile countermeasures effective against several kinds of viruses, other pathogens

Scientists seek broad, versatile countermeasures effective against several kinds of viruses, other pathogens

Quail and chickens are likely sources of infection of H7N9 influenza virus to humans

Quail and chickens are likely sources of infection of H7N9 influenza virus to humans

Upstream interventions may provide options to contain emerging pathogens at source

Upstream interventions may provide options to contain emerging pathogens at source

Study provides comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary relationships of influenza virus

Study provides comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary relationships of influenza virus

New study tracks spread of H5N1 variant in Egypt recently identified as major epicenter for virus

New study tracks spread of H5N1 variant in Egypt recently identified as major epicenter for virus

Chinese scientists confirm world’s first case of human infection with new avian influenza virus

Chinese scientists confirm world’s first case of human infection with new avian influenza virus

Vivaldi Biosciences inks agreement with NIAID to evaluate LAIV candidates against influenza A

Vivaldi Biosciences inks agreement with NIAID to evaluate LAIV candidates against influenza A

Internet surveillance helps detect infectious diseases earlier than traditional surveillance methods

Internet surveillance helps detect infectious diseases earlier than traditional surveillance methods

Meridian's TRU FLU assay gets FDA clearance for analytical sensitivity claim for avian Influenza H7N9 strain

Meridian's TRU FLU assay gets FDA clearance for analytical sensitivity claim for avian Influenza H7N9 strain