Dangers of 'bird flu'

 

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2. Mixing and matching genes

3. Responding to infection

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Paper
Are We Ready for Pandemic Influenza? Richard Webby and Robert Webster, Science, Nov. 28, 2003.

Inaction Blamed in Indonesia, Richard Paddock, Los Angeles Times, Feb 4, 2004.

Influenza, Robert Webster and Elizabeth Jane Walker, American Scientist, March-April 2003.

Influenza Virus Neuraminidase Activates Latent Transforming Growth Factor-b, Schultz-Cherry, S. and V.S. Hinshaw. 1996. J Virol 70:8624-8629.

Distinct Pathogenesis of Hong Kong-Origin H5N1 Viruses in Mice Compared to that of other Highly Pathogenic H5 Avian Influenza Viruses, Dybing, J., Schultz-Cherry, S., Swayne, D.E., Suarez, D.L., and M.L. Perdue. 2000. J. Virol. 74:1443-1450.

Electronic
The latest on avian influenza from the World Health Organization.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention avian influenza page.

The World Health Organization offers the latest on the H5N1 strain.

PBS examines the 1918 flu epidemic.

A mammoth influenza news and information archive from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

What about animal health?

Avian influenza

Flu fact sheets from the CDC.

The WHO's pandemic plan.

The avian flu vaccine: Good for birds?

The BBC maps the bird flu outbreak.

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