New type of avian influenza virus during a pandemic could kill many people

influenza virusHuman population virtually no antibodies against H7 sub type of influenza virus. Virus called H7N7 was detected in chickens in China, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. A team of researchers from Hong Kong has found the virus in 25% of samples taken from the birds, many of which also had the virus H7N9.

Testing the H7N7 strain of the virus in ferrets, the researchers found that it can be transmitted to mammals. If that H7N7 will continue to circulate in the chick, I’m sure that human cases of infection occur, – told AFP co-author Yi Guan of the University of Hong Kong. Continue reading “New type of avian influenza virus during a pandemic could kill many people”

Next goat influenza

goat ,influenzaAccording to scientists, the new infection is transmitted from a sick animal to man. Infected in this way already in 2300 the Dutch, and six of them died in hospitals. However the local government, alarmed at the beginning of a new epidemic, required to destroy tens of thousands of sick goats and sheep.
In accordance with the latest information, the epidemic has swept through the eastern and southern parts of the country, which is a significant proportion of all state-owned farms. It contains more than 375 thousand animals, and the disease has already reached up to 55 iz250 farms. Thus the spread of infection contributes to bad weather and overcrowding in big farms.
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