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- n. avian influenza
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Moreover, one doesn’t need to possess a genetic predisposition to autoimmunity for the avian flu to unleash its autoimmune-like cytokine fire.
In April of this year, I introduced the AVIAN Act, which is a comprehensive bill to increase our preparedness for an avian flu pandemic.
In July 2005, for example, the state accused respected scientist Guan Yi of “leaking state secrets” after he and his colleagues published a report on an avian flu outbreak among migratory birds in northwest Qinghai Province.
With the regular flu season coming up shortly, conditions will be favorable for reassortment of the avian flu virus with the annual flu virus.
Like that earlier flu, avian flu unleashes an unusual hurricanelike storm of immune-system signaling proteins called cytokines, which signal the immune system to combat microbial invaders.