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'Urban Wildlife Management' book something to crow about
...hat may prey on pets, or the threat of contracting avian
influenza from migrating birds, he noted. "Finally we have a book on urban wildlife management," Adams said....
Pitt receives $2.75 million to prevent spread of flu in public schools
...t of a serious pandemic such as might be caused by avian
influenza." Bird flu has killed tens of millions of birds worldwide and infected more than 250 people, more than half of whom died from the virus.....
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... from infected humans and chickens suggesting that avian
E. coli may be a potential human pathogen. Their ...ExPEC isolates of human origin and thirty-three of avian
origin were monitored and compared for their virulence factors and lethality in chicks. Both avian
USGS presents a world of science at GSA in Philadelphia
... North America. But should the virulent strain of avian
influenza that has cost nearly 150 human lives and millions of dollars in economic loss overseas reach the United States through migratory birds, what then? USGS is on the front line, leading a joint state-federal program for the early detection of ...
UGA study identifies North American wild bird species that could transmit bird flu
...ull are very susceptible to highly pathogenic H5N1 avian
influenza viruses and have the potential to transm...infected with commonly circulating, low-pathogenic avian
influenza viruses in North America and Eurasia; Northern pintails and blue-winged teal, which migrat...
NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Diseases grants
...eveloping a better understanding of the effects of avian
migration and human-caused change on the distribution and risks of avian
influenza; predicting variations in West Nile virus transmission in different regions; the changing ...
Information on bird flu cases poorly recorded, scientists say
The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian
influenza has been detected in at least 55 countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. This often fatal disease is of pressing concern because it can be transmitted from birds to humans, although such transmissions have been rare so far. Unfortunately, ac...
Spin-out company seeks medicines from South American rain forests
... strains of tuberculosis and virus infections like avian
flu. New drugs are also being sought for tropical diseases which occur in Brazil, such as hepatitis C, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis. In a separate deal, e-Therapeutics is joining forces with CURA, a pharmaceutical consortium backed by the Brazil...
Your genes may hold key to how sick you get from the flu
...e 1918 flu pandemic in the rearview mirror and the avian
flu a looming obstacle in the road ahead, research...ngs. Similar to the 1918 pandemic virus, most H5N1 avian
influenza virus infections occur in young adults with no pre-existing medical conditions, Trammell n...
Opposites do not attract
...of vocal learning. It also provides an interesting avian
example of a familiar mate choice strategy: choosing a mate with whom you have something in common....
Silver bullet: UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses
...pecially in light of emerging threats such as H5N1 avian
influenza. "For some respiratory viruses, you've either cleared the infection at that point or succumbed to the infection," Tripp said. "What we've developed is the next generation of diagnostic testing."...
Scientists find mutations that let bird flu adapt to humans
...influenza viruses found in birds with those of the avian
virus that have also infected human hosts, researc...ustrates the genetic changes required for the H5N1 avian
influenza virus to adapt to easily recognize the receptors that are the gateway to human cells. "We...
U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization team discovers key step in flu virus replication
...ound the world keep a nervous eye on the spread of avian
influenza, the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccin... veterinary research means that when diseases like avian
influenza develop, we have the resources to begin studying the disease fairly quickly." ...
20 Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives
...w received funding to track the development of the avian
UNH research uses satellite observation to track avian flu
...ach in an attempt to understand the ecology of the avian
influenza, develop better methods of predicting it...ell is also a co-investigator. The ecology of the avian
influenza involves a complex web of factors, including environmental settings, agricultural practice...
New research predicts US entry of H5N1 avian influenza
...sonian Institution's National Zoo report that H5N1 avian
influenza is most likely to be introduced to count...ry trade. Following the initial outbreaks of H5N1 avian
influenza in Hong Kong, scientists and government officials worldwide have debated exactly how the v...
Technology exists to keep E. coli out of food
...'s killing all bacteria and viruses. It even kills avian
flu and anthrax spores," Feirtag said....
LIAI completes world's most comprehensive analysis on influenza virus data
...demic influenza strains, including the deadly H5N1 avian
flu. "This study shows what is currently known ...alth concerns over the possible spread of the H5N1 avian
flu. "The database marks the first time that all known antibody and T cell epitope information has ...
UGA study underscores importance of rapid reponse in curtailing disease outbreaks
...lied to other emerging infectious diseases such as avian
influenza. He said that part of what makes the model so useful is its simplicity. Rather than relying on a complicated computer model that takes into account tens or even hundreds of variables, Drake's model has the potential to estimate outbreak ...
Avian flu virus unlikely to spread through water systems
A close relative of the highly pathogenic avian
influenza virus (H5N1) can be eliminated by waste ...mental Engineering Science. H5N2, a low-pathogenic avian
influenza virus that is not contagious for humans, is physically similar to H5N1, which has been let...
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