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The classical Chinese pharmacopoeia describes a large number of herbal formulations that are used for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. This therapeutic approach is ignored by many and considered to be an alternative to conventional medicine by others. The scientific proof and clinical validation of these herbal formulations require a rigorous(More)
Virus Isolation and Sequencing On December 28, 2015, avian influenza A(H5N6) was detected in a throat swab sample from a patient (female, 26 years of age) with severe pneumonia by Shenzhen Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On December 31, 2015, another H5N6–positive case was detected in throat swab and tracheal aspirate samples from(More)
Eight full-length genes of an avian influenza virus Chinese isolate of H9N2 subtype, A/Chicken/Guangdong/HL/2006 (H9N2) (abbreviated as Ck/GD/HL/06), were amplified by RT-PCR, including the 5' and 3' non-coding region. All the genes were cloned and sequenced. The phylogenetic analysis results showed the HA gene of Ck/GD/HL/06 was located in the same(More)
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