avian avian  /ˈeɪ vi ən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of birds

Usage(s):

  1. A PTI Special report on the avian flu outbreak reveals how hard it will be to put this genie back in the bottle.
  2. Diverting those resources to stockpile an avian-flu vaccine that might not be necessary will take up time and would disrupt the supply of human-flu vaccine.
  3. Most experts think it's just a matter of time before avian flu finds its way to the Americas.

News

  1. Avian Flu Slams Mexican Poultry Exports

    Mexico's poultry market has suffered a “considerable loss” in production as the outbreak of avian flu that surfaced in 2012 shows no signs of ending soon, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  2. Australian Bird Moves Like Jagger and Sounds Like Space Invaders

    Newly discovered dance repertoires in the superb lyrebird bird may be the most sophisticated in the avian world.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Yum’s China Store Sales Drop Slows as Avian Flu Abates

    Yum! Brands Inc., which gets more than 50 percent of its revenue from China, said same-store sales in the Asian nation last month fell more slowly than in April as cases of avian flu subsided.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "We have lived for five long years under the threat of pandemic caused by the lethal H5N1 avian influenza virus. This has left our world very prepared but also very scared," said Chan.
    on May 18, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: AFP

  2. "This laboratory test is a major step forward in our ability to more quickly detect cases of H5 avian influenza and provides additional safeguards to protect public health," says HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt in the news release. "Thanks to the...
    on Feb 3, 2006 By: Mike Leavitt Source: CBS News

  3. "We have received now confirmation that the virus found in Turkey is avian flu H5N1 high pathogenic virus," said Kyprianou.
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: Markos Kyprianou Source: The Age

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