Recent Examples of avian influenza from the Web
Specifically, avian influenza viruses like H7N9 top pandemic threat lists, including the CDC’s Influenza Risk Assessment Tool.
Scientists from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are currently investigating the suspected case of H5N6 avian influenza, according to reports.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza: Asia, Jan. 24, 2004, to Jan. 7, 2009.
All told, these two avian influenza viruses had killed 1,032 out of the 2,439 people infected as of this past July—a staggering mortality rate.
Poultry farms are facing a severe glut that’s been crashing prices for eggs, the WSJ’s Jesse Newman and Jacob Bunge report, just two years after the worst bout of avian influenza in U.S. history devastated egg-laying flocks.
Prompted by the re-emergence of avian influenza, governments, NGOs and major businesses around the world have poured resources into preparing for a pandemic.
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medical Definition of avian influenza
- Most cases of avian influenza infection in humans have resulted from contact with infected poultry (e.g., domesticated chicken, ducks, and turkeys) or surfaces contaminated with secretion/excretions from infected birds.
- —The Tennessee Tribune (Nashville), 23 Mar. 2006
- And as you read this, millions of birds are being eliminated in Asia and elsewhere in an effort to contain avian flu.
- —Barry Gewen, The New York Times Book Review, 14 Mar. 2004
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about avian influenza
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