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Migratory birds, domestic poultry and avian influenza

The persistence and recurrence of H5N1 avian influenza in endemic regions can largely be blamed on movement and infection by migratory birds. Trade in poultry, poultry products and caged birds, and movement of wild birds ...

Apr 05, 2011
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Equitable access to influenza vaccines not in sight

In a Policy Forum article that continues the PLoS Medicine series on Global Health Diplomacy, David Fidler (Indiana University School of Law) provides a case study of the negotiations to increase access to vaccines for in ...

May 04, 2010
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A clamp for emerging flu viruses

When the human body becomes infected with new influenza viruses, the immune system rapidly activates an inborn protective mechanism to inhibit the intruding pathogen. A protein known as Mx plays an important role in this ...

Apr 28, 2010
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