Source and full article This fact indicates that such approach provides a feasible solution for measuring and tracking the evolution of health states within the society.

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Source and full article Our results suggest the possibility of genetic reassortment between AIV-H7NX and HPAI-H5N1 in quail. The HA cleavage site of the Thai H7N1 virus contains no multiple amino acid insertions, suggesting low pathogenic characteristics for this virus.

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Source and full article . In this review, we summarize the characteristic features of the novel H7N9 viruses and assess their pandemic potential.

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Source and full article While this study was focused on hemagglutinin sequences, LABEL could be applied to the analysis of any gene and shows great potential to guide molecular epidemiology activities, accelerate database annotation, and provide a data sorting tool for other large-scale bioinformatic studies.

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Source and full article Conclusions We found that as information increased in the document, this increased our assessment of bias. This may mean that risk of bias has been insufficiently assessed in Cochrane reviews based on journal publications.

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Source and full article Novel antiviral medications such as Tamiflu are such an attractive policy option because they could enable governments to rapidly modulate dangerous levels of (viral) circulation during a pandemic, albeit without disrupting all the other circulatory systems crucial for maintaining population welfare. Antiviral stockpiles, in other words, promise nothing less than a pharmaceutical securing of circ

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Source and full article Influenza subtype H7 viruses have been detected in poultry worldwide; associated human disease ranges from mild to severe. In February 2014, while investigating the source of a human infection with H7N9 virus in northern China, a group of researchers …

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Source and full article Biopharmaceutical company Novavax, Inc., announced positive data on Tuesday from a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate with the proprietary adjuvant Matrix-M. The trial, which was conducted under a contract with the …

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Source and full article Last year, China was the centre of another major AI outbreak, involving the H7N9 strain. While this was low pathogenic in poultry, it proved highly virulent in humans, with deaths running into double figures. The outbreak cost the Chinese poultry …

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Source and full article “This process has been used to assess recently emerging viruses such as H3N2v and H7N9 for vaccine development, manufacturing, and stockpile decisions,” the report states. Once a virus has achieved sustained transmission, the PSAF can be used to …

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Study Points to Need for H7N9 Flu Virus Surveillance in China’s Pigs – ThePigSite.com

September 30, 2014

Source and full article CHINA – Pigs in the south of the country have been infected with multiple avian influenza viruses, according to new research at South China Agricultural University. No samples from pigs were found to be positive for the H7N9 subtype of the flu virus …

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Novel Influenza A(H7N2) Virus in Chickens, China, 2014 – poultrymed

September 29, 2014

Source and full article Influenza subtype H7 viruses have been detected in poultry worldwide; associated human disease ranges from mild to severe. In February 2014, while investigating the source of a human infection with H7N9 virus in northern China, a group of researchers …

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Novavax announces positive results from study observing adjuvant Matrix-M – Vaccine News Daily

September 29, 2014

Source and full article Biopharmaceutical company Novavax, Inc., announced positive data on Tuesday from a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate with the proprietary adjuvant Matrix-M. The trial, which was conducted under a contract with the …

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FAO warning over new bird flu strain – FarmersWeekly

September 29, 2014

Source and full article Last year, China was the centre of another major AI outbreak, involving the H7N9 strain. While this was low pathogenic in poultry, it proved highly virulent in humans, with deaths running into double figures. The outbreak cost the Chinese poultry …

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CDC unveils 6-phase pandemic response blueprint – CIDRAP

September 29, 2014

Source and full article "This process has been used to assess recently emerging viruses such as H3N2v and H7N9 for vaccine development, manufacturing, and stockpile decisions," the report states. Once a virus has achieved sustained transmission, the PSAF can be used to …

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Study Points to Need for H7N9 Flu Virus Surveillance in China’s Pigs – ThePigSite.com

September 29, 2014

Source and full article CHINA – Pigs in the south of the country have been infected with multiple avian influenza viruses, according to new research at South China Agricultural University. No samples from pigs were found to be positive for the H7N9 subtype of the flu virus …

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Genetic characterization of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from live migratory birds in Bangladesh.

September 29, 2014

Source and full article Migratory birds remain a real threat for spreading pathogenic avian influenza viruses across the continent and introduction of new strains into Bangladesh.

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Improved methods for isolation of avian influenza virus.

September 29, 2014

Source and full article Additionally, practical chick embryo passage methods are described that improve significantly the rate of isolation of influenza viruses from fecal samples of migratory birds in a complex wild ecological environment.

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Optimizing the Precision of Case Fatality Ratio Estimates Under the Surveillance Pyramid Approach.

September 29, 2014

Source and full article We illustrate these concepts with numerical examples corresponding to 3 influenza pandemic scenarios. Finally, we review the equally important issue of accuracy.

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Unusual Influenza A Viruses in Bats.

September 29, 2014

Source and full article As bats represent ~20% of all classified mammals, these findings suggests the presence of a massive cryptic reservoir of poorly characterized influenza A viruses. Here, we review the exciting progress made on understanding these newly discovered viruses, and discuss their zoonotic potential.

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