Influenza in Birds

Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The herb formulation Deva-5 is used in traditional medicine to treat acute infectious diseases. Deva-5 is composed of five herbs: Gentiana decumbens L., Momordica cochinchinensis L., Hypecoum erectum L., Polygonum bistorta L., and Terminalia chebula Retz. Deva-5 and its five components were investigated for in vitro antiviral activity against avian influenza A virus subtype H3N8. METHODS: The water extracts of the herbal parts of G. decumbens, H. erectum and P. bistorta, the seeds of T. chebula and M.

Author(s): 
Oyuntsetseg, Namsrai
Khasnatinov, Maxim A.
Molor-Erdene, Perenlei
Oyunbileg, Janchiv
Liapunov, Aleksander V.
Danchinova, Galina A.
Oldokh, Sanduijav
Baigalmaa, Jigden
Chimedragchaa, Chimedtseren
Publication Title: 
Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B

Seeds of a Chinese traditional medicine plant, Cochinchina momordica were used in the present study for the improvement of influenza vaccine (H5N1) in chicken. Crude extraction from Cochinchina momordica seed (ECMS) was obtained by ethanol extraction method. In experiment No. 1, two weeks old chickens were immunized with influenza vaccine (H5N1) alone or combined with ECMS (5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 microg/dose). Serum IgG antibody levels (by ELISA) as well as effects on daily weight gain were measured on 0, 7, 14 and 28th day after immunization.

Author(s): 
Rajput, Zahid Iqbal
Xiao, Chen-wen
Hu, Song-hua
Arijo, Abdullah G.
Soomro, Noor Mohammad
Publication Title: 
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries

INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to evaluate whether any characteristics that are evident at presentation for urgent medical attention could be used to differentiate cases of H5N1 in the absence of viral testing.

Author(s): 
Zaman, Mukhtiar
Gasimov, Viktor
Oner, Ahmet Faik
Dogan, Nazim
Adisasmito, Wiku
Coker, Richard
Bamgboye, Ebun L.
Chan, Paul K. S.
Hanshaoworakul, Wanna
Lee, Nelson
Phommasack, Bounlay
Touch, Sok
Tsang, Owen
Swenson, Anna
Toovey, Stephen
Dreyer, Nancy Ann
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