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New compound gives complete protection against H5N1Bird flu

‘Bird flu’ refers to a subtype of Influenza A virus, H5N1 which is a highly pathogenic strain affecting millions of chickens and ducks and preventive measures include large-scale culling of these birds. 342 more words


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Avian influenza or Influenza or Flu is an acute respiratory system infection caused by a virus. 610 more words

Canadian Infected With Deadly Strain Of Bird Flu

A Canadian woman who recently traveled to China has been diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, an often deadly strain that’s infected close to 500 people in China, officials said Monday. 541 more words


H7N9 Bird Flu Confirmed in Canada

In another bit of news regarding bird flu (aka avian influenza), the H7N9 strain of the virus has infected a citizen of British Columbia who recently traveled to China.   49 more words

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H5N1 Confirmed in the US

In news released by the media this morning, the presence of H5N1 (aka bird flu or avian influenza) has been confirmed in the US.  While many dusted off communicable disease plans with last year’s (and continuing) Ebola threat, we need to ensure that we take into account the wildlife and agricultural implications of H5N1 along with the threat to human life.   96 more words

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Bird Flu Found In US Duck For First Time

A green-winged teal shot by a hunter in northern Washington state has tested positive for H5N1 bird flu — a relative of the virus that’s infected nearly 700 people globally and killed 400 of them. 601 more words