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Protection from avian influenza H5N1 virus infection with antibody-impregnated filters

By Yoichiro Kamiyama, Kazuhide Adachi, Ekowati Handharyani, Retno Damajanti Soejoedono, Takayuki Kusano, Marie Inai, Masaya Tsukamoto, Seizaburo Kashiwagi and Yasuhiro Tsukamoto


There is worldwide concern over the possibility of a new influenza pandemic originating from the highly pathogenic avian H5N1 influenza viruses. We herein demonstrate that functional air filters impregnated with ostrich antibodies against the hemagglutinin of the H5N1 virus protect chickens from death by H5N1 transmission. These results suggest that the use of ostrich antibody-impregnated filters might be a powerful way to prevent the transmission of H5N1

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