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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533093/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-a-live-attenuated-influenza-h5-candidate-vaccine-strain-a-17-turkey-turkey-05-133-h5n2-and-its-priming-effects-for-potential-pre-pandemic-use-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Punnee Pitisuttithum, Kobporn Boonnak, Supat Chamnanchanunt, Pilaipan Puthavathana, Viravarn Luvira, Hatairat Lerdsamran, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Vipa Thanachartwet, Udomsak Silachamroon, Wanibtisam Masamae, Alexandra Schuetz, Ponthip Wirachwong, Sit Thirapakpoomanunt, Larisa Rudenko, Erin Sparrow, Martin Friede, Marie-Paule Kieny
BACKGROUND: The emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses has raised concerns about their pandemic potential. Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing influenza. In this study, we investigated the safety and immunogenicity of an avian H5N2 live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV H5N2) in healthy Thai adults and its priming immune responses with an H5N1 inactivated vaccine boost. METHODS: This study was done at the Vaccine Trial Centre at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand and was divided into two parts...
May 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532813/genetics-and-biological-property-analysis-of-korea-lineage-of-influenza-a-h9n2-viruses
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Min Kang, Hyung-Kwan Jang
H9N2 influenza viruses have been detected from wild and domestic avian species including chickens and ducks worldwide. Few studies have compared the biological properties of different H9N2 lineages or determined whether certain lineages might pose a higher risk to mammals, especially H9N2 viruses of Korean lineage. The objective of this study was to characterize the genetic and biological properties of 22 Korean H9N2 viruses and assess their potential risks to mammals. Their complete genomes were analyzed. Some Korean H9N2 viruses were found to carry mammalian host-specific mutations...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532523/immune-responses-intestinal-microbiota-performance-and-blood-characteristics-of-japanese-quail-fed-on-diets-containing-camphor
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A Sedaghat, M A Karimi Torshizi
This study aimed to investigate the effect of supplemental camphor on the performance and immune functions of Japanese quail by feeding graded levels (0 (control), 250, 500, 750, 1000, 5000 or 10 000 ppm) of camphor during a 42-day feeding trial. In all, 280 1-day-old quail chicks were randomly assigned into 28 cages of 10 chicks each with separate feeders. The results clearly demonstrated that camphor did not have a significant effect on BW, BW gain, total experimental average daily feed intake, feed conversion ratio, internal organ relative weights and biochemical parameters such as uric acid, albumin, total protein and triglyceride; however, plasma cholesterol concentration was significantly different in a linear manner, in which 500 ppm of camphor resulted in a lower level of cholesterol...
May 23, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532182/tackling-a-novel-lethal-virus-a-focus-on-h7n9-vaccine-development
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Irina Isakova-Sivak, Larisa Rudenko
Avian-origin H7N9 influenza viruses first detected in humans in China in 2013 continue to cause severe human infections with a mortality rate close to 40%. These viruses are acknowledged as the subtype most likely to cause the next influenza pandemic. Areas covered: Here we review published data on the development of H7N9 influenza vaccine candidates and their evaluation in preclinical and clinical trials identified on PubMed database with the term "H7N9 influenza vaccine". In addition, a search with the same term was done on ClinicalTrials...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529504/a-novel-avian-paramyxovirus-putative-serotype-15-isolated-from-wild-birds
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Hyun-Jeong Lee, Ji-Ye Kim, Youn-Jeong Lee, Eun-Kyung Lee, Byoung-Min Song, Hee-Soo Lee, Kang-Seuk Choi
In January 2014, a viral hemagglutinating agent named UPO216 was isolated from fecal droppings of wild birds at the UPO wetland in South Korea during an avian influenza surveillance program. Electron microscopy identified the UPO216 virus as an avian paramyxovirus (APMV). Pathogenicity tests and molecular pathotyping revealed that the virus was avirulent in chickens. The UPO216 virus was assigned to a serological group antigenically distinct from known serotypes of APMV (-1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -7, -8, and -9) by hemagglutination inhibition test, despite showing weak cross-reactivity with APMV-1 and APMV-9...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524040/-a-case-of-the-severe-human-infection-by-avian-influenza-h7n9-was-rescued-successfully-by-the-sepsis-bundle
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Shaohong Wang, Jintao Liu, Haili Luo, Xianguo Pan, Tongmei Yuan, Xuemei Long
One confirmed diagnosis case of severe human infection by avian influenza H7N9 admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University on January 12th, 2017 was reported. The patient was treated with the sepsis bundle, and recovered finally, including a series of comprehensive treatments, such as respiratory support, circulation support, antiviral, anti-inflammation, immunization enhancement, critical nursing, fluid management, nutritional support and treatment of complications...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522623/targeted-avian-influenza-controls-introduced-in-england
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May 20, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521760/avian-influenza-a-h7n9-risk-perception-information-trust-and-adoption-of-protective-behaviours-among-poultry-farmers-in-jiangsu-province-china
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Bin Cui, Qiuyan Liao, Wendy Wing Tak Lam, Zong Ping Liu, Richard Fielding
BACKGROUND: Poultry farmers are at high-risk from avian influenza A/H7N9 infection due to sustained occupational exposures to live poultry. This study examined factors associated with poultry farmers' adoption of personal protective behaviours (PPBs) based on Protection Motivation Theory (PMT). METHODS: Totally, 297 poultry farmers in three cities of Jiangsu Province, China were interviewed during November 2013-January 2014. Data on PMT constructs, perceived trustworthiness of A/H7N9 information from mass media (formal sources), friends and family (informal sources), intention to adopt and actual adoption of PPBs and respondents' demographics were collected...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518040/highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-h5n8-clade-2-3-4-4-infection-in-migratory-birds-egypt
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Abdullah A Selim, Ahmed M Erfan, Naglaa Hagag, Ali Zanaty, Abdel-Hafez Samir, Mohamed Samy, Ahmed Abdelhalim, Abdel-Satar A Arafa, Mohamed A Soliman, Momtaz Shaheen, Essam M Ibraheem, Ibrahim Mahrous, Mohamed K Hassan, Mahmoud M Naguib
We isolated highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N8) of clade 2.3.4.4 from the common coot (Fulica atra) in Egypt, documenting its introduction into Africa through migratory birds. This virus has a close genetic relationship with subtype H5N8 viruses circulating in Europe. Enhanced surveillance to detect newly emerging viruses is warranted.
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515301/the-influenza-a-virus-ns1-protein-promotes-efficient-nuclear-export-of-unspliced-viral-m1-mrna
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Carina F Pereira, Eliot K C Read, Helen M Wise, Maria J Amorim, Paul Digard
Influenza A virus mRNAs are transcribed by the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase in the cell nucleus before being exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Segment 7 produces two major transcripts: an unspliced mRNA that encodes the M1 matrix protein and a spliced transcript that encodes the M2 ion channel. Export of both mRNAs is dependent on the cellular NXF1/TAP pathway but it is unclear how they are recruited to the export machinery or how the intron-containing but unspliced M1 mRNA bypasses the normal quality control checkpoints...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515300/a-novel-a-h7n2-influenza-virus-isolated-from-a-veterinarian-caring-for-cats-in-a-new-york-city-animal-shelter-causes-mild-disease-and-transmits-poorly-in-the-ferret-model
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Jessica A Belser, Joanna A Pulit-Penaloza, Xiangjie Sun, Nicole Brock, Claudia Pappas, Hannah M Creager, Hui Zeng, Terrence M Tumpey, Taronna R Maines
In December 2016, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H7N2) virus was identified as the causative source of an outbreak in a cat shelter in New York City, which subsequently spread to multiple shelters in New York and Pennsylvania. One person with occupational exposure to infected cats became infected with the virus, representing the first LPAI H7N2 human infection in North America since 2003. Considering the close contact that frequently occurs between companion animals and humans, it was critical to assess the relative risk of this novel virus to public health...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514082/universal-label-free-in-process-quantification-of-influenza-virus-like-particles
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Sofia B Carvalho, Mafalda G Moleirinho, David Wheatley, John Welsh, René Gantier, Paula M Alves, Cristina Peixoto, Manuel J T Carrondo
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are becoming established as vaccines, in particular for influenza pandemics, increasing the interest in the development of VLPs manufacturing bioprocess. However, for complex VLPs, the analytical tools used for quantification are not yet able to keep up with the bioprocess progress. Currently, quantification for Influenza relies on traditional methods: hemagglutination assay or Single Radial Immunodiffusion. These analytical technologies are time-consuming, cumbersome, and not supportive of efficient downstream process development and monitoring...
May 17, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513330/the-pathogenesis-of-clade-2-3-4-4-h5-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses-in-ruddy-duck-oxyura-jamaicensis-and-lesser-scaup-aythya-affinis
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Erica Spackman, Diann J Prosser, Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Alicia M Berlin, Christopher B Stephens
Waterfowl are the natural hosts of avian influenza virus (AIV) and disseminate the virus worldwide through migration. Historically, surveillance and research efforts for AIV in waterfowl have focused on dabbling ducks. The role of diving ducks in AIV ecology has not been well characterized. In this study, we examined the relative susceptibility and pathogenicity of clade 2.3.4.4 H5 highly pathogenic (HP) AIV (HPAIV) in two species of diving ducks. Juvenile and adult Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) and juvenile Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) were intranasally inoculated with A/Northern Pintail/WA/40964/2014 H5N2 HPAIV...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513329/serologic-detection-of-subtype-specific-antibodies-to-influenza-a-viruses-in-southern-sea-otters-enhydra-lutris-nereis
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Alyssa M Capuano, Melissa Miller, David E Stallknecht, Megan Moriarty, Magdalena Plancarte, Erin Dodd, Francesca Batac, Walter M Boyce
There are approximately 3,000 southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) in the nearshore environment along the California coast, and the species is classified as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We tested sera from 661 necropsied southern sea otters sampled from 1997 to 2015 to determine overall exposure to influenza A viruses (IAVs) and to identify subtype-specific antibody responses. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), antibodies to IAV nucleoproteins were detected in 160 (24...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511853/immunologic-evaluation-of-10-different-adjuvants-for-use-in-vaccines-for-chickens-against-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus
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Nazir Ahmed Lone, Erica Spackman, Darrell Kapczynski
Avian influenza viruses (AIV) are a threat to poultry production worldwide. Vaccination is utilized as a component of control programs for both high pathogenicity (HP) and low pathogenicity (LP) AIV. Over 95% of all AIV vaccine used in poultry are inactivated, adjuvanted products. To identify the best formulations for chickens, vaccines were prepared with beta-propiolactone (BPL) inactivated A/British Columbia/314514-1/2004 H7N3 LP AIV using ten commercially available or experimental adjuvants. Each vaccine formulation was evaluated for immunogenicity in chickens...
May 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510725/ifitm3-tlr3-and-cd55-genes-snps-and-cumulative-ge-netic-risks-for-severe-outcomes-in-chinese-patients-with-h7n9-h1n1pdm09-influenza
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Nelson Lee, Bin Cao, Changwen Ke, Hongzhou Lu, Yunwen Hu, Ht Claudia Tam, Cw Ronald Ma, Dawei Guan, Zhaoqin Zhu, Hui Li, Lin Mulei, Rity Yk Wong, Irene Mh Yung, Tin-Nok Hung, Kirsty Kwok, Peter Horby, Sc David Hui, Cw Martin Chan, Ks Paul Chan
Background: We examined associations between SNPs (single-nucleotide-polymorphisms) of IFITM3, TLR3, and CD55 genes and influenza clinical outcomes in Chinese patients. Methods: A multicenter-study was conducted on 275 adult cases of prospectively-diagnosed H7N9 and H1N1pdm09 infections. Host DNA was extracted from diagnostic respiratory samples; IFITM3 rs12252, TLR3 rs5743313, CD55 rs2564978, and TLR4 rs4986790/4986791 were targeted for genotyping by Sanger-sequencing...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509437/detection-of-avian-influenza-virus-from-cloacal-swabs-using-a-disposable-well-gate-fet-sensor
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Sungwook Park, Jaebin Choi, Minhong Jeun, Yongdeok Kim, Seong-Su Yuk, Sang Kyung Kim, Chang-Seon Song, Seok Lee, Kwan Hyi Lee
Current methods to detect avian influenza viruses (AIV) are time consuming and lo inw sensitivity, necessitating a faster and more sensitive sensor for on-site epidemic detection in poultry farms and urban population centers. This study reports a field effect transistor (FET) based AIV sensor that detects nucleoproteins (NP) within 30 minutes, down to an LOD of 10(3) EID50 mL(-1) from a live animal cloacal swab. Previously reported FET sensors for AIV detection have not targeted NPs, an internal protein shared across multiple strains, due to the difficulty of field-effect sensing in a highly ionic lysis buffer...
May 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508225/plasmid-based-reverse-genetics-of-influenza-a-virus
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Daniel R Perez, Matthew Angel, Ana Silvia Gonzalez-Reiche, Jefferson Santos, Adebimpe Obadan, Luis Martinez-Sobrido
Influenza A viruses have broad host range with a recognized natural reservoir in wild aquatic birds. From this reservoir, novel strains occasionally emerge with the potential to establish stable lineages in other avian and mammalian species, including humans. Understanding the molecular changes that allow influenza A viruses to change host range is essential to better assess their animal and public health risks. Reverse genetics systems have transformed the ability to manipulate and study negative strand RNA viruses...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503168/generation-and-comprehensive-analysis-of-host-cell-interactome-of-the-pa-protein-of-the-highly-pathogenic-h5n1-avian-influenza-virus-in-mammalian-cells
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Zhao Gao, Jiao Hu, Yanyan Liang, Qian Yang, Kun Yan, Dong Liu, Xiaoquan Wang, Min Gu, Xiaowen Liu, Shunlin Hu, Zenglei Hu, Huimou Liu, Wenbo Liu, Sujuan Chen, Daxin Peng, Xin-An Jiao, Xiufan Liu
Accumulating data have identified the important roles of PA protein in replication and pathogenicity of influenza A virus (IAV). Identification of host factors that interact with the PA protein may accelerate our understanding of IAV pathogenesis. In this study, using immunoprecipitation assay combined with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, we identified 278 human cellular proteins that might interact with PA of H5N1 IAV. Gene Ontology annotation revealed that the identified proteins are highly associated with viral translation and replication...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500147/new-cases-of-h5n8-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-confirmed-in-lancashire
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May 13, 2017: Veterinary Record
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