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Vaccines Developed for H5N1, H7N9 Avian Influenza Strains

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Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

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NIH Awards SLU Contract to Study Universal Flu Vaccine

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SLU researchers are investigating a new vaccine approach that could be an important step in ending the need for annual flu shots.

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Veterinarians, Diagnostic Lab Prepared for Dog Flu

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The new strain of flu that affected more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago has not yet spread to South Dakota, but South Dakota State University veterinarians advise owners to be vigilant. To test for the virus, veterinarians will swab the animal's nose and throat and send the samples to the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU, which typically processes them the same day they are received.

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Expert Available to Discuss Avian Flu Outbreak Throughout North America

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Quick Diagnosis Key to Containing Avian Influenza Outbreaks

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Protect Your Pooch From New Flu

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Veterinarian Explains What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Disease

A Kansas State University veterinarian explains what pet owners need to know about canine influenza and how they can protect their pet.

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Veterinarian Addresses Avian Influenza Outbreak in Midwest

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Enhanced Flu Protection: Four Beats Three

Findings by a Saint Louis University researcher parallel earlier results: Adding a strain of influenza B could improve effectiveness of an influenza vaccine.

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Study Shows Two New Flu Strains Do Not Yet Easily Infect Humans

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. The analyses suggest the flu viruses have not acquired changes allowing them to infect people easily.







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