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Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Turkey profile

H5N8 spreads to UK; low-path H5N9 found in French ducks

The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.

Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016
Farm hens

H5N8 strikes farms in Iran as European detections continue

Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Wild pintail duck

H5N2, H5N8 avian flu viruses surface in US

The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014
White hen

OIE, FAO warn of H5N8 threat after another Dutch outbreak

The agencies warned that H5N8 represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European nations.

Apr 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

H7N9 genetic analysis raises concern over pandemic potential

(CIDRAP News) – A new analysis of H7N9 genetic sequences from the first Chinese patients infected with the virus and from poultry markets found more signals that the virus can attach and replicate efficiently in the airways of humans and other mammals, raising concerns about the virus's pandemic potential.

Apr 01, 2013

Apr 01, 2013

China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.

Apr 11, 2005

Apr 11, 2005

Avian flu claims third victim in Cambodia

(CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza claimed its third Cambodian victim when an 8-year-old girl died in a Phnom Penh hospital Apr 7, news services reported yesterday.

The girl was from Kampot, the same province as Cambodia's first two victims of H5N1 avian flu, said Ly Sovann, head of the Cambodian health minstry's infectious disease department, as quoted in an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.

Mar 14, 2003

Mar 14, 2003

Avian influenza confirmed in Connecticut; Dutch outbreak spreads

(CIDRAP News) – State and federal officials this week confirmed the presence of low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) at a large poultry farm in eastern Connecticut. Meanwhile, the highly pathogenic form of the disease has led to the killing of 1.4 million birds in the Netherlands in the past 2 weeks.

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