New methods have been devised by the Chinese, Indian and US researchers, independant of each other wherein three different techniques to efficiently diagnose and/or cure the dreaded avian bird flu that had caused many human as well as animal casualties across the globe.
The three links offer more as to how exactly these work and their effect in fighting bird flu.
Fluchip, a microchip covered with bits of genetic material from many different flu strains, not only reduces the time needed for diagnosis of the A(H5N1) flu to less than a day from a week or more, but also is able to identify the exact flu causing strain.The identification process will be drastically simplified and would be applicable at remote places where there is relatively low bio-safety.
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A Chinese-developed vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu in humans has been found safe in its first round of tests, a government news agency reported Monday.
The vaccine is primarily targeted at prevention and treatment of bird flu in humans.
High Security Animal Disease laboratory(HSADL), Bhopal, after six months of intensive research and app. $80 million funding, has developed a vaccine to treat and prevent avian bird flu. With a production cost estimated at 35 paise, it is bound to be the most promising and accessible medication to fight bird flu.