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Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary     Two years ago, there was essentially just one HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) virus we were really watching – H5N1.  True,...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Europe’s third bird flu outbreak in less than two weeks has been tentatively identified as an H5 variety – although further testing is required...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Although it is a little rough, we’ve a translation of a letter posted on the central government site for the Netherlands (Rijksoverheid.nl) that confirms...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The recent surge in MERS cases (48+ cases over 60 days), after a very quiet July and August, serves as a reminder that not only does the MERS coronavirus...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Despite its horrific impact on West Africa, Ebola – since it is not an `airborne virus’ – is unlikely to spark the next great pandemic.  None...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Roughly six weeks ago, after a relatively quiet July and August, we began to see a slow uptick in the number of MERS-CoV infections being reported out...

By Vincent Racaniello, PhD WHO and CDC recommend that individuals who are potentially infected with Ebola virus should be quarantined for 21 days. Where does this number come from? Charles Haas at Drexel...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Although we don’t know by what mechanism the nurses in Texas and Madrid were inadvertently exposed to the Ebola virus, investigators are looking for...

By Vincent Racaniello, PhD The time before the symptoms of a viral infection appear is called the incubation period. During this time, viral genomes are replicating and the host is responding, producing...

By Maria Corena McLeod, PhD  WSAID interview 10-01-2014 5:00 PM. With Jzohn Alexander Nyahn Jr Executive Director CHESS-Liberia MSc. Development Finance Nimba County, Liberia   As of October 1, 2014,...