26 to discuss the application of protection measures against the avian influenza
Harrisvaccines has by now started production of Avian Influenza
Vaccine, RNA in its USDA-sanctioned production facility in Ames.
In 2013, the market size of avian influenza
vaccines exceeded CNY 1 billion in China.
(AI) is caused by influenza type A viruses that are endemic in some wild birds (such as ducks and swans) that can infect poultry (such as chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, domestic ducks, geese, and guinea fowl).
All ducks at the affected farm have been culled, putting the total number of animals slaughtered due to avian influenza
since January at over 14 million.
Homology and phylogenetic analyses indicated that the genetic constellation of the tree sparrow-derived subtype H7N9 virus is similar to that of novel subtype H7N9 avian influenza
viruses isolated from humans and poultry in this region.
Because humans are not immune to avian influenza
, it is feared that an influenza pandemic could be triggered should avian influenza
mutate into a form transmittable to humans, making it necessary to take greater precautions in the interest of public health as well.
The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza
strain has infected thousands of domestic and wild bird populations in more than 50 countries.
The training focuses on human health issues during an avian influenza
investigation and uses lectures, tabletop exercises, reference materials and case studies to encourage discussion and planning among people who may be called on to respond to avian influenza
in the United States.
Select food safety, then Avian Influenza
Fact Sheet to bring up the article that concerns mushroom composting and poultry manure: Avian Influenza
Virus (AIV) Should the Mushroom Industry Be Concerned?
A: Bird flu, or avian influenza
, is a disease caused by a virus.
The European Medicines Agency has approved the first two avian influenza
vaccines for birds that the agency says will reduce mortality and virus excretion in poultry exposed to the disease.
USDA is failing to provide national leadership in efforts to prepare for the arrival of highly pathogenic avian influenza
(HPAI), according to a group of senators who have written to Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to voice their concerns.
Additionally, in pre-clinical studies, peramivir has shown encouraging activity against H5N1 avian influenza
, leading researchers to believe that in the proper formulation, the drug may be effective against that virus, as well as against other life-threatening influenza strains that infect humans.
More and more animal diseases are "jumping" the species barrier to infect human beings, and the avian influenza
strain H5N1 is no exception (see "Connecting the Dots," cover story, November/December 2004).