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BACKGROUND Qinghai Lake in central China has been at the center of debate on whether wild birds play a role in circulation of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1. In 2005, an unprecedented epizootic at Qinghai Lake killed more than 6000 migratory birds including over 3000 bar-headed geese (Anser indicus). H5N1 subsequently spread to Europe and(More)
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus persists in Asia, posing a threat to poultry, wild birds, and humans. Previous work in Southeast Asia demonstrated that HPAI H5N1 risk is related to domestic ducks and people. Other studies discussed the role of migratory birds in the long distance spread of HPAI H5N1. However, the interplay between local(More)
A novel Clade H5N1 reassortant virus caused several outbreaks in wild birds in some regions of China from late 2014 to 2015. Based on the genetic and phylogenetic analyses, the viruses possess a stable gene constellation with a Clade HA, a H9N2-derived PB2 gene and the other six genes of Asian H5N1-origin. The Clade H5N1(More)
This paper presents a novel two stage feature selection method for gear fault diagnosis based on ReliefF and genetic algorithm. Prior to the feature selection, 114 parameters were extracted as the original feature set based on EMD, AR model, statistical methods and entropy. Then the ReliefF was employed to evaluate the quality of every individual feature(More)
Severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) are often associated with a higher mortality. The efficacy and safety of the preoperative prophylactic intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion is not well established. 416 consecutive patients with severe LV dysfunction (ejection fraction ≤35%)(More)
Przewalski's Gazelle (Procapra przewalskii) is endemic to China and was classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 1996. Once widespread, it has declined to 8 populations near Qinghai Lake. Subjected to the dual pressures of human activities and natural enemies, the gazelle is faced with the(More)
The development of a catalytic chemiluminescent trimethylamine (TMA) sensor is demonstrated in the present paper. Intensive chemiluminescence (CL) is detected when TMA is introduced over the surface of nanosized catalysts and subsequently catalytically oxidized by O(2) from the air, and four catalysts are investigated with the strongest CL intensity(More)
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