Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

For years, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Great Backyard Bird Count have provided valuable data for avian research. Ray Brown from the Talkin' Birds podcast talks with Scott Simon about it.
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Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Krishna Prasad Acharya, Niran Adhikari, Muhammad TariqAbstractThe agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic situation, poor sanitation, low hygiene and health standards in Nepal are major contributing factors to the emergence of scrub typhus in Nepal. These outbreaks, along with poor diagnostic facilities, can lead to severe economic losses in a resource-limited country like Nepal. Diseases like avian influenza, leptospirosis, brucellosis, tuberculosis and rabies, that cause heavy socio-economic burden, have received...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
In this study, we show that OA-10, a newly synthesized triterpene out of 11 oleanane-type derivatives, exhibited significant antiviral activity against four different subtypes of IAV (H1N1, H5N1, H9N2 and H3N2) replications in A549 cell cultures with EC50 ranging from 6.7 to 19.6 μM and a negligible cytotoxicity (CC50 > 640 μM). It inhibited acid-induced hemolysis in a dose-dependent manner, with an IC50 of 26 µM, and had a weak inhibition on the adsorption of H5 HA to chicken erythrocytes at higher concentrations (≥40 µM). Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis showed that...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Czech authorities will cull nearly 140,000 turkey and chickens at a poultry farm where bird flu was detected, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman said on Monday.
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In this study, no difference was found between the presence of C.psittaci in pigeon droppings and season. In addition when the sequence analysis of the isolated samples were compared with the World database; all isolates were found to be 100% genotype B and 99% genotype E. In this study, the sequence analysis of the ompA gene of C.psittaci from domestic pigeon feces was determined for the first time in Turkey. Although the presence of C.psittaci in domestic pigeons is low, it is a zoonotic bacterium and is important for the public health. PMID: 32050885 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Molecular Immunology, Volume 120Author(s): Bal Krishan Sharma, Naresh Kumar Kakker, Sakshi Bhadouriya, Rajesh ChhabraAbstractAvian infectious bronchitis (IB) is an acute, highly infectious and contagious viral disease of chickens caused by avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) belonging to the genus Coronavirus and family Coronaviridae. It can affect all age groups of birds. The toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a major class of innate immune pattern recognition receptors that have a key role in immune response and defense against various infections.The TLRs are essential for initiation o...
Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Conservation Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Conserv Biol Source Type: research
Abstract Infection with a novel species of the genus Coxiella was first described in 3 Swainson's Blue Mountain Rainbow Lorikeets from a zoological collection, and days later in a group of seven other psittacine birds and a toucan. We provide an update on coxiellosis in 9 additional psittacines, and two non-psittacines. Psittacines originated in New England, the mid Atlantic, the Midwest, the South and the Northwest. Psittacines most commonly had lesions in the brain, spleen, liver, and lungs, consisting of meningoencephalitis, hepatosplenomegaly, and interstitial pneumonia. Lesions contained histiocytic infiltrat...
Source: Avian Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Avian Pathol Source Type: research
This study reveals that truncation of oppF1 impacts on growth characteristics of the MS-H and provides insight into the molecular pathogenesis of MS and perhaps broader mycoplasma species. PMID: 32054292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Avian Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Avian Pathol Source Type: research
The Dicrocoeliidae are digenetic trematodes mostly parasitic in the bile ducts and gall bladder of various avian and mammalian hosts. Until recently their systematics was based on morphological data only. Due ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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