Source and full article It’s time to consider re-instituting a research moratorium on any live influenza virus that has pandemic potential. While research on weakened viruses or individual genes that don’t pose a public health risk should continue, stocks of live, infectious lethal influenza should be transported to the CDC for safekeeping, or destroyed.
Source and full article Although the outbreak appeared to have been stamped out by May, last month (see Korea: Fears Of H5N8 Resurgence) a new outbreak was reported on a poultry farm in Daegu.
Source and full article Many fear these hubristic microbiologists might trigger a man-made plague if the synthetic bugs ever escape from their laboratories.
Source and full article As Myanmar and China has trade between livestock breeding animals, prevention measures have been taken for H7N9 according to Dr Wah Wah Han of “Prevent Myanmar Project” media workshop for the awareness of the virus. “H5N1 has been broke out in …
Source and full article This study provides a specific and sensitive step-by-step procedure for efficient avian influenza identification of 16 hemagglutinin and 9 neuraminidase avian influenza subtypes
Source and full article The results indicate that pdm 09 viruses are distributed widely in the Japanese swine population and that several reassortments with Japanese SIVs have occurred.
Source and full article With the widespread use of a recently developed canine influenza virus (CIV) H3N8 vaccine, continual molecular evaluation of circulating CIVs is necessary for monitoring antigenic drift
Source and full article All the above observations could be well explained by reconstitution of the influenza epidemic based on the two-population model.
Source and full article Phylogenetic analysis of both isolates revealed that the two viruses belong to clade 2.2 sublineage II and cluster with the HPAIV H5N1 isolated from falcons and turkeys during 2007 in KSA.