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Avian Influenza


  • WHO Provides Disease Outbreak Update on H5N6, MERS
    Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China Between Dec. 30, 2015 and Jan. 2, 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human ...More
    January 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • Some Vaccines Support Evolution of More Virulent Viruses
    Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus such as the one that causes Marek's disease in poultry have confirmed, for the first time, the highly controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more-virulent versions of a virus to survive, putting unvaccinated ...More
    July 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Adjuvants Improve Immune Response to H7N9 Flu Vaccine
    In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two doses of an inactivated H7N9 influenza vaccine, with AS03-adjuvanted ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Five Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus in China are Reported to WHO
    On July 16, 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including three deaths. Onset dates ...More
    July 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • International Research Team to Examine Flu Transmission From Birds to Humans
    An international research team led by Lukas Tamm of the University of Virginia School of Medicine will receive $1.35 million from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization to better understand how the influenza virus passes from birds to humans. This could lead to the ...More
    July 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • 15 Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus in China are Reported to WHO
    On June 12, 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 15 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including three deaths. Onset dates ranged ...More
    June 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Alert on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A Viruses, Recommendations for Response
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza A H5 viruses have been identified in birds in the United States since December 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert to notify public health workers and clinicians of the potential for human ...More
    June 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccines Developed for H5N1, H7N9 Avian Influenza Strains
    A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death ...More
    May 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO is Notified of Six Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus in China
    On May 9, 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of six additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including two deaths. Onset dates ranged ...More
    May 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Update on H5 Viruses in the United States
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections have been reported in U.S. domestic poultry (backyard and commercial flocks), captive wild birds, and wild birds. HPAI H5 detections began in December 2014 and have continued into April 2015. No human infections with ...More
    April 24, 2015 Posted in News
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