Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why Asian horses don't get sick with the flu

Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mark your calendar: All infectious diseases are seasonal

Most of us are aware of the seasonal cycle of influenza outbreaks, which for Americans peak in the winter. In a new paper, Micaela Martinez, Ph.D., a scientist at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, makes a case ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu forecasts successful on neighborhood level

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a computer model to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. They found ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research uncovers pattern in global flu outbreaks

As cold winter weather approaches, millions of people look for remedies to avoid the flu. Yet influenza outbreaks equally affect those living in warm, tropical regions where there is no direct link to seasonal temperature ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Veterinarians offer tips for preventing bird flu in backyard chickens

With a potential increase in avian influenza this fall when wild waterfowl migrate south from their northern breeding grounds, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine reminds chicken owners to be extra vigilant to help ...

Immunology

'Immune Camouflage' may explain H7N9 influenza vaccine failure

The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013. Due to its high rate of lethality and pandemic potential, H7N9 vaccine development has become a priority for public health ...

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