“Treaty to stop biopiracy threatens to delay flu vaccines”

Industry and public-health experts concerned about ramifications of Nagoya Protocol.

Report by Daniel Cressey in Nature, 9 February 2017, with comments by:

John McCauley, director of the Francis Crick Institute Worldwide Influenza Centre in London

Stephen Inglis, former director of the UK’s National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (the Institute’s Influenza Resource Centre play’s important roles in the development of new seasonal and pre-pandemic influenza vaccines)

New page on infectious bursal disease virus

Article on infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), contributed by Andrew Broadbent of The Pirbright Institute

Joining existing pages:

Avian influenza virus, contributed by Jason Long

NDV & other paramyxoviruses, contributed by Kiril M. Dimitrov, Patti J. Miller and Claudio L. Afonso

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), contributed by Helena Maier

Chicken anaemia virus, contributed by Stathis Giotis

Avipoxviruses, contributed by Mike Skinner

Marek’s disease virus, contributed by Prof Venugopal Nair

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New page on Avian influenza virus

Article on Avian influenza virus, contributed by Jason Long of Imperial College London

Joining existing pages:

NDV & other paramyxoviruses, contributed by Kiril M. Dimitrov, Patti J. Miller and Claudio L. Afonso

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), contributed by Helena Maier

Chicken anaemia virus, contributed by Stathis Giotis

Avipoxviruses, contributed by Mike Skinner

Marek’s disease virus, contributed by Prof Venugopal Nair

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New JGV paper reports an important role for the Influenza A small accessory protein PB1-F2 in virus transmission

Influenza A virus PB1-F2 protein prolongs viral shedding in chickens lengthening the transmission window
James J et al, J. Gen. Virol., October 2016 97: 2516-2527, doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000584

Read the paper from Journal of General Virology