H7N9 is the most serious flu threat to human health in a decade: Bird flu strain taking a toll on humans—An avian influenza virus that emerged in 2013 is suddenly spreading widely in China, causing a sharp spike in human infections and deaths. Last month alone it sickened 192 people, killing 79, according to an announcement this week by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission in Beijing.

An avian influenza virus that emerged in 2013 is suddenly spreading widely in China, causing a sharp spike in human infections and deaths.

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High-Dose Fluticasone Effective Against Eosinophilic Esophagitis NIH-Funded Study Also Uncovers Evidence of Steroid-Resistant Disease

Duck Genome Takes Aim at Avian Influenza

As part of an investigation into a natural source for avian influenza, an international team of scientists had sequenced the genome of the duck.

These cross-stitches make deadly diseases look like the cutest little things

These cross-stitches make deadly diseases look like the cutest little things

Bird Flu cross stitch -- avian influenza geek stitchery for doctor, nurse, lab tech, epidemiologist

1. Make sure your chickens are receiving a balanced diet that includes protein, vitamins and minerals.  2. Make sure mash, scratch and pellets are kept clean and dry and not used after the expiration date.  3. Keep your coop cleaned out.  4. Keep water clean.    Below are the most common diseases chickens suffer from, their symptoms, and how to prevent them.

Avian Influenza - General Health and Common Diseases - The Chicken Vet - Home of the healthy chickens + behandling for scaly leg mites.

Avian influenza A viruses are very contagious among birds.

Information on Avian Influenza

Information about avian (bird) influenza type A viruses - CDC

Most human infections with avian influenza A viruses have occurred following direct or close contact with infected poultry.

Information on Avian Influenza

Information about avian (bird) influenza type A viruses - CDC

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock Bird Flu. Symptoms and Transmission, Plus 5 Important Strategies to Help Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and more Resistant to Avian Influenza Infection.

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock

Bird Flu Busters - 5 Strategies for a Healthier Flock Bird Flu. Symptoms and Transmission, Plus 5 Important Strategies to Help Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and more Resistant to Avian Influenza Infection. From Common Sense

An influenza A H7N9 virus as viewed through an electron microscope. Both filaments and spheres are observed in these photos.

After five days of investigation, the world’s top flu experts say the strain of bird flu that has emerged in China this spring is “definitely one of the most lethal influenza viruses that we've seen so far.

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CDC Warning: First Case of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Ever Detected In the Americas

CDC Warns: First Case of Human Infection With Avian Influenza A Virus Ever Detected In the Americas - Freedom Outpost

What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change--2/5/16-Every few months, it seems, an invasive virus from a distant land attacks the Americas: dengue, chikungunya and, most recently, Zika. But the pathogens that frighten me most are novel strains of avian influenza.  I’d come to see their birthplace....read more

What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China and Climate Change

Thumbnail of Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree for the hemagglutinin gene segment of avian influenza (H5N1) viruses from Bangladesh compared with other viruses. Green shading indicates viruses from Bangladesh sequenced and characterized in this study; yellow shading indicates previously described subtype H5N1/H9N2 reassortant influenza viruses (8,9) or those from GenBank. Numbers at the nodes represent bootstrap values.

Reassortant Avian Influenza Viruses with Gene in Poultry, Bangladesh (Emerg Infect Dis.

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains -- ScienceDaily

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

Vaccines developed for avian influenza strains -- ScienceDaily

Researchers investigate avian influenza

Nasa funds helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Titan

Nasa is to fund a helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Saturn’s largest moon - the ocean world of Titan.

US lifts ban on funding research for gene-modified super viruses

US lifts ban on funding research for gene-modified super viruses

For the past 3 years, the US has maintained a moratorium on backing research that involves genetically modifying viruses to make them more potent, whether it's their ability to spread or their lethality.

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