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Chinese man dies from H9N2 infection

China recently reported another H9N2 avian influenza case, which involved a 39-year-old man who died from his infection, according to the latest disease threat...

H9N2 vaccine does not sufficiently reduce transmission

Field isolation data show that the widely used inactivated H9N2 vaccine does not provide effective control of the transmission of this low pathogenic avian...

HA1-ΔfliC can protect chickens against H9N2

H9N2 subtype avian influenza virus is an ongoing threat causing substantial loss to the poultry industry and thus necessitating the development of safe and...

Cambodia investigates human H9N2 infection

In February this year, Cambodia detected a human H9N2 avian influenza virus infection through routine sentinel surveillance for influenza-like illness. The infected 3-year-old boy living...

Seroprevalence of H9N2 in backyard poultry in Pakistan

A study led by S Rehman from Indonesia’s Airlangga University was conducted to estimate the serological prevalence and risk factors associated with the transmission...

China reports new human infection with H9N2

China’s health officials reported one new case of human infection with H9N2 avian influenza virus to WHO last week. The case is a 20-month-old female...

Garlic compound has anti-viral activity against H9N2

Diallyl trisulfide (DATS), a garlic-derived organosulfur compound, has anti-viral activity against H9N2 avian influenza virus, according to a study led by Guimei He of...

Pakistani researchers study H9N2 in commercial poultry

Recently, H9N2 has been reported in 5.7% of 905 flocks of commercial and backyard poultry in Pakistan. The low pathogenic H9N2 avian influenza strains...

H9N2: Found first in US, now endemic in Asia

H9N2 viruses were first isolated from turkeys in the US state of Wisconsin in 1966, as reported in the journal entitled ‘A global perspective...

Pirbright develops new vaccine against H9N2

ARIEF FACHRUDIN reports that the results published in Nature Partner Journals revealed that the vaccine is both fast acting and effective. Researchers at the Pirbright...

H9N2 bird flu also endemic in minor poultry

Although chickens appear to be the primary host for most poultry adapted H9N2 lineages, the virus is also endemic in minor poultry in many...

Two more human H9N2 cases in China

China reported two more human H9N2 avian flu infections in different provinces, said Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection in its latest weekly avian...

New H9N2 vaccines needed for better protection

ARIEF FACHRUDIN tells us that UK researchers say the industry needs next generation H9N2 vaccines. This will protect against multiple strains and antigenically drifted...

PA-X may act as virulence factor for H9N2 in chickens

Influenza A viruses encode several accessory proteins that have host and strain-specific effects on virulence and replication. The accessory protein PA-X is expressed due to...

First human H10N3 bird flu case found in China

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) recently announced that a 41-year-old man in Jiangsu province has been confirmed as the first human case of infection...

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