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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718801/from-variation-of-influenza-viral-proteins-to-vaccine-development
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Wandi Zhu, Chao Wang, Bao-Zhong Wang
Recurrent influenza epidemics and occasional pandemics are one of the most important global public health concerns and are major causes of human morbidity and mortality. Influenza viruses can evolve through antigen drift and shift to overcome the barriers of human immunity, leading to host adaption and transmission. Mechanisms underlying this viral evolution are gradually being elucidated. Vaccination is an effective method for the prevention of influenza virus infection. However, the emergence of novel viruses, including the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1), the avian influenza A virus (H7N9), and the highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus (HPAI H5N1), that have infected human populations frequently in recent years reveals the tremendous challenges to the current influenza vaccine strategy...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715152/demographic-and-ecological-risk-factors-for-human-influenza-a-virus-infections-in-rural-indonesia
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Elisabeth Dowling Root, Dwi Agustian, Cissy Kartasasmita, Timothy M Uyeki, Eric A F Simões
BACKGROUND: Indonesia has the world's highest reported mortality for human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus. Indonesia is an agriculturally-driven country where human-animal mixing is common and provides a unique environment for zoonotic influenza A virus transmission. OBJECTIVES: To identify potential demographic and ecological risk factors for human infection with seasonal influenza A viruses in rural Indonesia, a population-based study was conducted in Cileunyi and Soreang sub-districts near Bandung in western Java from 2008 to 2011...
July 17, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715148/lineage-specific-epitope-profiles-for-hpai-h5-pre-pandemic-vaccine-selection-and-evaluation
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Xueting Qiu, Venkata R Duvvuri, Jonathan B Gubbay, Richard Webby, Ghazi Kayali, Justin Bahl
BACKGROUND: Multiple highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses continue to co-circulate. This has complicated pandemic preparedness and confounded effective vaccine candidate selection and evaluation. OBJECTIVES: In this study we aim to predict and map the diversity of CD8+ T-cell epitopes among H5 Hemagglutinin (HA) gene lineages to estimate CD8+ T-cell immunity in humans induced by vaccine candidates. METHODS: A dataset consisting of 1125 H5 HA sequences collected between 1996 and 2017 from avian and humans was assembled for phylogenetic and lineage-specific epitope analyses...
July 17, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703705/epidemiology-of-human-infections-with-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-in-guangdong-2016-to-2017
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Min Kang, Eric H Y Lau, Wenda Guan, Yuwei Yang, Tie Song, Benjamin J Cowling, Jie Wu, Malik Peiris, Jianfeng He, Chris Ka Pun Mok
We describe the epidemiology of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H7N9) based on poultry market environmental surveillance and laboratory-confirmed human cases (n = 9) in Guangdong, China. We also compare the epidemiology between human cases of high- and low-pathogenic avian influenza A(H7N9) (n = 51) in Guangdong. Case fatality and severity were similar. Touching sick or dead poultry was the most important risk factor for HPAI A(H7N9) infections and should be highlighted for the control of future influenza A(H7N9) epidemics...
July 6, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688767/the-activation-of-b-cells-enhances-dc-sign-expression-and-promotes-susceptibility-of-b-cells-to-hpai-h5n1-infection
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Prasit Na-Ek, Jutarat Thewsoongnoen, Maytawan Thanunchai, Suwimon Wiboon-Ut, Noppadol Sa-Ard-Iam, Rangsini Mahanonda, Arunee Thitithanyanont
The interplay between highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus and immune cells has been extensively studied for years, as host immune components are thought to play significant roles in promoting the systemic spread of the virus and in the induction of cytokine storm. Previous studies suggested that the interaction of B cells and monocytes could promote HPAI H5N1 infection by enhancing avian influenza virus receptor expression. In this study, we further investigate the relationship between the HPAI H5N1 virus, activated B cells, and DC-SIGN expression...
July 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688206/absence-of-clinical-disease-and-contact-transmission-of-north-american-clade-2-3-4-4-h5nx-hpai-in-experimentally-infected-pigs
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Bryan S Kaplan, Mia Kim Torchetti, Kelly M Lager, Richard J Webby, Amy L Vincent
BACKGROUND: In the fall of 2014, clade 2.3.4.4 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N8 was introduced into North America by migrating waterfowl from Asia where, through reassortment, novel HPAI H5N2 and H5N1 viruses emerged. OBJECTIVES: Assess the susceptibility of pigs to North American HPAI clade 2.3.4.4 H5N1, H5N2, and H5N8. METHODS: Pigs and trachea explants were inoculated with a representative panel of clade 2.3.4.4 HPAI viruses from North America...
July 8, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687749/inhibition-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-hpai-virus-by-a-peptide-derived-from-vflip-through-its-direct-destabilization-of-viruses
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Ho-Jin Moon, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Min-Eun Park, Jae-Hoon Kim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Ji-Eun Yoon, Won-Kyung Cho, Jin Yeul Ma, Chul-Joong Kim, Jae U Jung, Jong-Soo Lee
The antiviral activities of synthesized Kα2-helix peptide, which was derived from the viral FLICE-like inhibitor protein (vFLIP) of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), against influenza A virus (IAV) were investigated in vitro and in vivo, and mechanisms of action were suggested. In addition to the robust autophagy activity of the Kα2-helix peptide, the present study showed that treatment with the Kα2 peptide fused with the TAT peptide significantly inhibited IAV replication and transmission...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665731/h7n7-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-in-poultry-farms-in-italy-in-2016
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P Mulatti, B Zecchin, I Monne, J T Vieira, T Dorotea, C Terregino, M Lorenzetto, L Loli Piccolomini, A Santi, P Massi, L Bonfanti, S Marangon
After the H7N7 highly pathogenic (HP) avian influenza (AI) outbreak in 2013, and a single case of H5N8 HPAI in 2014, in April 2016, a H7N7 HPAI virus was detected in northeastern Italy. The case occurred in an organic free-range laying hen farm located in proximity with one of the highest densely populated poultry areas (DPPAs) in Italy. Control measures provided by the Council of the European Union in directive 2005/94/CE were promptly applied, and enhanced surveillance activities were implemented in the DPPAs...
June 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665726/epidemiologic-investigation-of-highly-pathogenic-h5n2-avian-influenza-among-upper-midwest-u-s-turkey-farms-2015
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S J Wells, M M Kromm, E T VanBeusekom, E J Sorley, M E Sundaram, K VanderWaal, J W J Bowers, P A Papinaho, M T Osterholm, J Bender
In 2015, an outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) occurred in the United States, severely impacting the turkey industry in the upper midwestern United States. Industry, government, and academic partners worked together to conduct a case-control investigation of the outbreak on turkey farms in the Upper Midwest. Case farms were confirmed to have HPAI-infected flocks, and control farms were farms with noninfected turkey flocks at a similar stage of production. Both case and control farms were affiliated with a large integrated turkey company...
June 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654310/unique-infectious-strategy-of-h5n1-avian-influenza-virus-is-governed-by-the-acid-destabilized-property-of-hemagglutinin
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Tomo Daidoji, Yohei Watanabe, Yasuha Arai, Junichi Kajikawa, Ryohei Hirose, Takaaki Nakaya
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus emerged in 1997 as a zoonotic disease in Hong Kong. It has since spread to Asia and Europe and is a serious threat to both the poultry industry and human health. For effective surveillance and possible prevention/control of HPAI H5N1 viruses, it is necessary to understand the molecular mechanism underlying HPAI H5N1 pathogenesis. The hemagglutinin (HA) protein of influenza A viruses (IAVs) is one of the major determinants of host adaptation, transmissibility, and viral virulence...
July 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633491/optimization-of-inactivated-h5n9-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-vaccine-and-inactivated-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-vaccine-with-antigen-dose-and-prime-boost-regimen-in-domestic-ducks
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Seong-Su Yuk, Eredene-Ochir To, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Woo-Tack Hong, Jei-Hyun Jeong, Gyeong-Bin Gwon, Chang-Seon Song
Owing to the increase in the number of diseases affecting ducks and the demand for food safety by consumers, vaccination has become one of the factors that influence duck meat productivity. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus is one of the most prevalent and causes one of the most lethal diseases in domestic ducks, and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a food-borne pathogen persistent in the domestic duck population. To better understand the optimal usage of HPAI and S. enterica serovar Typhimurium vaccines, we aimed to determine antigen dose, oil and gel adjuvant usage with prime-boost regimen, and vaccination age, inducing the best immune response in ducks, without an effect on body weight gain...
June 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631606/highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n1-clade-2-3-2-1-and-clade-2-3-4-viruses-do-not-induce-a-clade-specific-phenotype-in-mallard-ducks
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Mariette Ducatez, Stephanie Sonnberg, Jeri Carol Crumpton, Adam Rubrum, Phouvong Phommachanh, Bounlom Douangngeun, Malik Peiris, Yi Guan, Robert Webster, Richard Webby
Among the diverse clades of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses of the goose/Guangdong lineage, only a few have been able to spread across continents: clade 2.2 viruses spread from China to Europe and into Africa in 2005-2006, clade 2.3.2.1 viruses spread from China to Eastern Europe in 2009-2010 and clade 2.3.4.4 viruses of the H5Nx subtype spread from China to Europe and North America in 2014/2015. While the poultry trade and wild-bird migration have been implicated in the spread of HPAI H5N1 viruses, it has been proposed that robust virus-shedding by wild ducks in the absence of overt clinical signs may have contributed to the wider dissemination of the clade 2...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625993/survival-of-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-in-tissues-derived-from-experimentally-infected-chickens
#13
Yu Yamamoto, Kikuyasu Nakamura, Masaji Mase
Eurasian lineage H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been a severe threat to the poultry industry since its emergence in 1996. The carcass or tissues derived from infected birds may have the risk of the virus spreading to humans, animals, and the surrounding environment. In this study, we investigated the survival of the virus in feather, muscle, and liver tissues collected from six chickens (Gallus gallus) experimentally infected with H5N1 HPAI virus. The tissues were stored at +4°C or +20°C and viral isolation was performed at different times for 360 days...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623934/serological-and-virological-surveillance-of-avian-influenza-virus-in-domestic-ducks-of-the-north-east-region-of-bangladesh
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Rahul Deb Sarker, Mohammad Giasuddin, Emdadul Haque Chowdhury, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam
BACKGROUND: Wild waterfowl are considered as the natural reservoir for avian influenza (AI) viruses. Bangladesh has been experiencing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks since 2007, mostly in chickens and occasionally in ducks. Ducks play an important role in the persistence and genetic recombination of AI viruses. This paper presents the results of serological and virological monitoring of AI in domestic ducks in 2013 in the north-east region of Bangladesh. RESULTS: A total of 871 and 662 serum samples and 909 and 302 pairs of cloacal and oropharyngeal swabs from domestic ducks of Mymensingh and Sylhet division, respectively, were analysed...
June 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620679/are-poultry-or-wild-birds-the-main-reservoirs-for-avian-influenza-in-bangladesh
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Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan, Md Ahasanul Hoque, Nitish Chandra Debnath, Mat Yamage, Marcel Klaassen
Avian influenza viruses (AIV) are of great socioeconomic and health concern, notably in Southeast Asia where highly pathogenic strains, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 and other H5 and H7 AIVs, continue to occur. Wild bird migrants are often implicated in the maintenance and spread of AIV. However, little systematic surveillance of wild birds has been conducted in Southeast Asia to evaluate whether the prevalence of AIV in wild birds is higher than in other parts of the world where HPAI outbreaks occur less frequently...
June 15, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619174/experimental-infection-with-highly-pathogenic-h5n8-avian-influenza-viruses-in-the-mandarin-duck-aix-galericulata-and-domestic-pigeon-columba-livia-domestica
#16
Jung-Hoon Kwon, Yun Kyung Noh, Dong-Hun Lee, Seong-Su Yuk, Tseren-Ochir Erdene-Ochir, Jin-Yong Noh, Woo-Tack Hong, Jei-Hyun Jeong, Sol Jeong, Gyeong-Bin Gwon, Chang-Seon Song, Sang-Soep Nahm
Wild birds play a major role in the evolution, maintenance, and dissemination of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIV). Sub-clinical infection with HPAI in resident wild birds could be a source of dissemination of HPAIV and continuous outbreaks. In this study, the pathogenicity and infectivity of two strains of H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4 virus were evaluated in the Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) and domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica). None of the birds experimentally infected with H5N8 viruses showed clinical signs or mortality...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609011/the-highly-pathogenic-h5n1-influenza-a-virus-down-regulated-several-cellular-micrornas-which-target-viral-genome
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Rong Wang, Ying-Ying Zhang, Jian-Sheng Lu, Bing-Hui Xia, Zhi-Xin Yang, Xu-Dong Zhu, Xiao-Wei Zhou, Pei-Tang Huang
Higher and prolonged viral replication is critical for the increased pathogenesis of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype of H5N1 influenza A virus (IAV) over the lowly pathogenic H1N1 IAV strain. Recent studies highlighted the considerable roles of cellular miRNAs in host defence against viral infection. In this report, using a 3'UTR reporter system, we identified several putative miRNA target sites buried in the H5N1 virus genome. We found two miRNAs, miR-584-5p and miR-1249, that matched with the PB2 binding sequence...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592320/infectivity-transmission-and-pathogenicity-of-h5-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-clade-2-3-4-4-h5n8-and-h5n2-united-states-index-viruses-in-pekin-ducks-and-chinese-geese
#18
Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Mar Costa-Hurtado, Kateri Bertran, Eric DeJesus, Diane Smith, David E Swayne
In late 2014, a H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, clade 2.3.4.4, spread by migratory waterfowl into North America reassorting with low pathogenicity AI viruses to produce a H5N2 HPAI virus. Since domestic waterfowl are common backyard poultry frequently in contact with wild waterfowl, the infectivity, transmissibility, and pathogenicity of the United States H5 HPAI index viruses (H5N8 and H5N2) was investigated in domestic ducks and geese. Ducks infected with the viruses had an increase in body temperature but no or mild clinical signs...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580900/preliminary-epidemiology-of-human-infections-with-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-china-2017
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Lei Zhou, Yi Tan, Min Kang, Fuqiang Liu, Ruiqi Ren, Yali Wang, Tao Chen, Yiping Yang, Chao Li, Jie Wu, Hengjiao Zhang, Dan Li, Carolyn M Greene, Suizan Zhou, A Danielle Iuliano, Fiona Havers, Daxin Ni, Dayan Wang, Zijian Feng, Timothy M Uyeki, Qun Li
We compared the characteristics of cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H7N9) virus infections in China. HPAI A(H7N9) case-patients were more likely to have had exposure to sick and dead poultry in rural areas and were hospitalized earlier than were LPAI A(H7N9) case-patients.
August 17, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554502/protection-of-white-leghorn-chickens-by-u-s-emergency-h5-vaccination-against-clade-2-3-4-4-h5n2-high-pathogenicity-avian-influenza-virus
#20
Kateri Bertran, Charles Balzli, Dong-Hun Lee, David L Suarez, Darrell R Kapczynski, David E Swayne
During December 2014-June 2015, the U.S. experienced a high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak caused by clade 2.3.4.4 H5Nx Goose/Guangdong lineage viruses with devastating consequences for the poultry industry. Three vaccines, developed based on updating existing registered vaccines or currently licensed technologies, were evaluated for possible use: an inactivated reverse genetics H5N1 vaccine (rgH5N1) and an RNA particle vaccine (RP-H5), both containing the hemagglutinin gene of clade 2.3.4.4 strain, and a recombinant herpesvirus turkey vectored vaccine (rHVT-H5) containing the hemagglutinin gene of clade 2...
May 26, 2017: Vaccine
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