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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (27): Bulgaria (PD) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE
    Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:10:29 -0500
    Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Bulgaria
    Information received on [and dated] 17 Feb 2020 from Dr Damyan Iliev, chief veterinary officer and deputy executive director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Summary
    Report type: immediate notification
    Date of start of the event: 17 Feb 2020
    Date of confirmation of the event: 17 Feb 2020
    Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence: 5 Apr 2019
    Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
    Causal

  • PRO/EDR> Measles update (07)
    Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:34:24 -0500
    Measles -- Chad
    Abdella R, Aggarwal M, Okura T, Lamb RA, He Y. Structure of a paramyxovirus polymerase complex reveals a unique methyltransferase-CTD conformation. PNAS. 2020; 201919837;
    Significance
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    Parainfluenza virus 5 belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae, whose members pose significant health burdens to humans and animals. The viral RNA genome is packaged within a nucleoprotein complex that serves as the template for genome replication and transcription. The L protein is responsible