What is avian influenza?

Avian Influenza

Avian influenza — known informally as avian flu or bird flu — refers to "influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds." Of the greatest concern is highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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Some articles on avian influenza:

ACAM-FLU-A - Flu Vaccine For Nonhumans - Poultry
... Organization of the United Nations has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of avian influenza in poultry, including the use of vaccination ... A filtered and purified Influenza A vaccine for humans is being developed and many countries have recommended it be stockpiled so if an Avian influenza pandemic starts jumping to ... Avian influenza is sometimes called avian flu, and commonly bird flu ...
Fujian Flu - A/Fujian (H5N1) - H5N1 Evolution
... H5N1 is an Influenza A virus subtype ... varieties, but all currently belonging to genotype Z of avian influenza virus H5N1 ... The "H5N1 viruses from human infections and the closely related avian viruses isolated in 2004 and 2005 belong to a single genotype, often referred to as ...
Animal Virology - Influenza - Avian Influenza
... Wild aquatic birds are the natural hosts for a large variety of influenza A viruses ... outbreaks in domestic poultry or give rise to human influenza pandemics ...
Malik Peiris - Avian Influenza
... After the first outbreak of avian influenza virus H5N1 in humans in Hong Kong in 1997, Professor Peiris's attention was turned to the virus, which claimed the ... This so-called "cytokine storm" is now recognised as a major mechanism of avian influenza virus pathogenesis ...