“Emerging Viruses of Zoonotic and Veterinary Importance”
24–26 July 2017. Churchill College, Cambridge UK
This meeting, building on the success of Emerging Viruses 2015 held in Nottingham, will bring together international researchers with an interest in tackling emerging viruses that affect all species, whether human, pet, production or wild. This will allow cross-fertilisation of ideas and common trends to be identified, as well as discussion of methodologies and prospects going forward.
In “A world full of chickens and their viruses“, Prof Steve Goodbourn (DRREVIP PI at St George’s, University of London) discusses the work of our BBSRC DRREVIP sLoLa (recorded at the CVR, Glasgow).
WHO update (10 Mar) – including 2 possible, small human-human-transmission clusters and a Hong Kong case after a visit to mainland China.
Outbreak News Today update (13 Mar) including ECDC map and risk assessment of HPAI mutants
ECDC 6th Rapid Risk Assessment on H7N9 in China (9 Mar)
New Scientist article (21 Feb) on increased number of human H7N9 cases in China this year, with emergence of HPAI derivatives in China & Taiwan
Laurie Garrett’s article (“A Lethal Bird Flu Returns to China“) on H7N9 in China on the Council on Foreign Relations website.
Avian Influenza in humans, H7N9 Factsheet for Health Professionals & Avian Influenza in Humans Risk Assessments (ECDC)
Blogs: Avian Flu Diary Crawford Kilian’s H7N9
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Virus in Wild Migratory Birds, Qinghai Lake, China
Li M, Liu H, Bi Y, Sun J, Wong G, Liu D et al. (2017). Emerg Infect Dis. Apr [cited 10-Feb-2017]. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2304.161866
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)
Read Jason Long‘s commentary/perspective on the current HPAI H5N8 European outbreak and its origins.
See “News” (updated 16 Mar 2017)
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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Article by Ian Barr & Frank Wong on Avian influenza in the November edition of the Microbiology Society’s “Microbiology Today”.