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  1. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Easily spreadable H5N1 flu just five mutations away, study finds

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... system responds similarly to the disease. By exposing ferrets and human tissue samples to a variety of genetically altered viruses, study authors identified five key gene mutations. Two of them improved the virus' ability to latch onto cells in the animal's upper respiratory tract. Once there, it could enter the cell, disgorge its genetic material and cause the cell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476653/easily-spreadable-h5n1-flu-just-five-mutations-away-study-finds
  2. News - World - BIRD FLU

    New technology speeding up progress on bird flu vaccine

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 01:14pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... the first step in making a flu vaccine- government-backed researchers had already begun testing a “seed” strain of the virus made from the genetic code posted on the Internet. This new, faster ... the genetic code of the virus and use it as a recipe to build the virus from scratch. It was an idea born in the aftermath of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, in which production delays and poor-quality seed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1212886/new-technology-speeding-progress-bird-flu-vaccine
  3. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shenzhen poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 bird flu fears

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:42pm by Emily Tsang, He Huifeng, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... the quick [genetic] test we are now conducting on live chicken," he said. "It will be more accurate in testing any birds that have come into contact with the virus, even if the bird itself is not a carrier or infected case." University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung believes it is necessary to use the plasma test. "The shortcoming of the genetic test is that it detects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1379381/shenzhen-poultry-markets-shut-down-amid-h7n9-bird-flu-fears
  4. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    DNA points to poultry markets as H7N9 transmission route

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com HKU flu virologist who helped crack genetic code of H7N9 says evidence suggests wild birds do not play a role in transmission of the virus DNA points to poultry ... sources- two groups of wild bird viruses and one group of H9N2 poultry virus. There are genetic characteristics which enabled the virus to bind to humans. H9N2 has been widely spread in poultry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210222/dna-points-poultry-markets
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more patients in a shorter time than other bird-flu viruses, and some samples had shown genetic alterations, which meant the organism had adapted to be more contagious than other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Some bird flu patients resistant to only available H7N9 drug

    Posted May 28th 2013, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Laboratory tests have revealed resistance in some H7N9 bird flu patients to the only available treatment, said virologists who unveiled “concerning” study results on Tuesday. Three out of 14 patients monitored at a clinic in Shanghai had a genetically-mutated version of the virus that makes it drug resistant, a team of researchers in China wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1248417/confirmed-cases-h7n9-bird-flu-drug-resistance

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