Emerging Viruses of Zoonotic and Veterinary Importance
“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.
Evaluation of dry powder aerosol influenza vaccine for chickens
“Pulmonary immunization of chickens using non-adjuvanted spray-freeze dried whole inactivated virus vaccine completely protects against highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus”
Ben Peeters et al. (2014) Vaccine 32: 6445–6450. doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.09.048
Freely accessible commentary on the project and wider considerations, including production capacity, available in Poultry World (Dick van Doorn, 6 Mar 2017 “Vaccine atomisation promising for influenza immunisation“)
“A world full of chickens and their viruses”
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).
Human H7N9 in China
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)
Genetic origins of 2016 H5N8 in dead wild birds at Qinghai Lake
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
“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)
Commentary/perspective on HPAI H5N8 European outbreak
Read Jason Long‘s commentary/perspective on the current HPAI H5N8 European outbreak and its origins.
High path avian influenza H5N8 in Europe
See “News” (updated 16 Mar 2017)
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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