Victor-Manuel Neira-Ramirez

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The Avian Flu Epidemic: Massive Impact, Uncertain Future

Science & InnovationGermination<p>You might have to be an avid reader of medical journals—or a poultry farmer—to notice that the United States is in the midst of a slow-motion disease disaster.<p>The disease is avian influenza, and though it has not, as yet, affected any people, it is wreaking havoc …

Bird Flu

Did Your Flu Come From Your Cat?

A flu epidemic sickening cats at a NYC shelter reminds that some viruses can jump from species to species, posing a low risk to people.<p>It's the flu …

Bird flu will continue to flare into 2017

The outbreak of avian flu that decimated farmed and wild birds around the world and in Germany in 2016 doesn't show signs of letting up in 2017. But …

Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic

LONDON (Reuters) - The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential human outbreak, according to disease experts.<p>Multiple outbreaks have been reported in poultry farms and …

Chickens culled as bird flu found at Lancashire farm

<b>About 30 birds are to be culled after avian flu was found at a poultry farm, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said.</b><p>The H5N8 strain was confirmed in a small backyard flock of chickens at the farm near Thornton, Lancashire by Defra's chief veterinary …

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK — Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago, …

Why Don’t Scientists Know More About Spanish Influenza, Even After Digging Up Its Victims?

Ninety-five years ago in the little town of Brevig Mission, Alaska, a deadly new virus called Spanish influenza struck quickly and brutally. It …

Killer swine flu strikes India | Asia

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - two days later she came down with a 38.3 degree Celsius fever and body aches, and within two days her doctor …

Origen del PRRS en Chile, la enfermedad de mayor relevancia en industria porcina

El virus del Síndrome Disgenésico y Respiratorio Porcino (PRRS, por siglas en inglés) es sin duda la enfermedad del cerdo más estudiada en el mundo, …

Influenza Research Database - Influenza genome database with visualization and analysis tools

Viruses

Zika linked to microcephaly in 2013-2014 outbreak in French Polynesia

A new study from French Polynesia shows that the territory's rate of birth defects rose after a Zika virus outbreak there in 2013 and 2014, strengthening the link between the virus and medical problems in infants.<p>Doctors in French Polynesia didn't notice the small increase in birth defects during …