Navigation Links
Virologist finds contagious equine flu in dogs

A Cornell University virologist has isolated a highly contagious equine flu virus that is spreading a sometimes-fatal respiratory flu among dogs, and is responsible for a major dog-flu outbreak in New York state. There is no evidence that the virus could infect people.

According to a paper published in the Sept. 26 issue of Science Express (Vol. 309, No. 5743), the online version of Science magazine, this is the first time an equine flu virus has been found to jump species.

The equine influenza virus, H3N8, was isolated at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine after University of Florida researchers sent fluid and tissue samples from greyhound race dogs that had died from a respiratory illness at a Florida racetrack in January 2004.

"Of all animals, dogs have the most intimate contact with humans on a daily basis, so the potential for human infection has to be in the back of our minds," said Ed Dubovi, director of the virology center at Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory, who isolated the virus from the University of Florida samples.

Still, he added, there is no evidence of the virus jumping to humans, and there is no expectation of it doing so. It is possible the equine virus has been infecting dogs for some time, although the symptoms are very similar and could be mistaken for common "kennel cough," a bacterial disease related to pertussis (whooping cough) in children. Nevertheless, the paper cautions that the newly discovered flu virus must be closely monitored.

With close to 100 percent of dogs exposed to the virus becoming infected and about 80 percent of infected dogs showing symptoms, the flu could be spreading throughout the country. It was originally documented in greyhounds at tracks and kennels but now is infecting all breeds of dogs. Ongoing testing is being done to track the spread of the virus to different regions of the country.

"Right now, we have a major outbreak of this disease in all
'"/>

Source:Cornell University News Service


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Jefferson Virologists Coax HIV Out of Hiding
2. Virologists make major step towards understanding the process of HIV infection
3. Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds
4. Study finds more than one-third of human genome regulated by RNA
5. ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrots vibrant red colors
6. Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds
7. NC State scientist finds soft tissue in T. rex bones
8. Genrate: a generative model that finds and scores new genes and exons in genomic microarray data
9. Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers health, study finds
10. Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters
11. Anti cancer virotherapy well tolerated in first human administration, research finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Virologist finds contagious equine flu dogs

(Date:10/1/2014)... 1, 2014 Novel detection ... science field  The life science field ... over the years. Some are shooting stars and ... a novel detection technology that has raised much ... this technology is becoming commercially available. With their ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... the environmental effects of moorland burning is published today ... with the aim of relieving tensions on both sides ... EMBER (Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of ... moorland, which is practised predominantly to support red grouse ... peat hydrology, peat chemistry and physical properties, river water ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates the ... overall health. In addition, for the first time, ... ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas areas) ... safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food sources. , ... a partnership led by scientists from UC Santa ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First-of-a-kind Solution for Utilizing Photon Upconversion 2Grouse moor burning causes widespread environmental changes 2Rating the planet's oceans 2Rating the planet's oceans 3
... Strasbourg 18/04/12 - Technology has transformed the way humans interact ... big ideas that will drive growth in marine and maritime ... and policy will gather at the 3rd Marine Board Forum ... Marine Board has convened this flagship event on the understanding ...
... ecologist and entomologist at the University of Guam has just ... weed Mikania micrantha . The mile-a-minute vine is ... Pacific. Mikania,s native range is the tropical and subtropical areas ... on the top ten list of important weeds of Pacific ...
... results presented at 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference in ... the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an ... caused by asbestos exposure. Micro RNAs speed ... molecule that is more abundant in the blood of ...
Cached Biology News:New technologies for a blue future 2Weeding out invasive species with classical biological control 2Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma 2Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma 3Promising developments in early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma 4
(Date:10/1/2014)... La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... (NIH) announced the initial round of grants for ... Initiative, an undertaking that aims to develop and ... neuro circuit functions of the human brain. This ... funding for fiscal year 2014 was allocated to ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Award ... SoundConnect announces four new-hosted collaboration bundles that ... deliver high quality conferencing experiences for low, flat ... to choose from, businesses have optimized solutions to ... solutions include audio only minutes (1K, 5K, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a ... part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and ... the Department of Labor and Department of Education. , ... Perez and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the ... nearly 270 colleges across the country. , The ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... photonic crystal around several quantum dots in a semiconductor layer. ... a consequence of atomic processes. If a short laser pulse ... modified and the quantum dot experiences a change in the ... slow down the emission of light by the dot. As ...
Breaking Biology Technology:NIH Awards 15 Grants to CHI Members for BRAIN Initiative Research 2NIH Awards 15 Grants to CHI Members for BRAIN Initiative Research 3SoundConnect Launches New Audio, Web and Video Bundles 2U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 2U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 3U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 4Ultrafast remote switching of light emission 2
... WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England, October 12 , ... Potential Fees and Milestones Plus,Royalties , ... (GPCR) targets, announced today that it has,entered into an option ... its proprietary StaR(TM) technology to generate novel,drug leads against a ...
... For U.S. Media Only , ... - 68 percent of women living with rheumatoid arthritis look ... - Almost 60 percent of women in the U.S. living with rheumatoid arthritis,find ... role in 25 percent of divorces amongst,women with the disease , ...
... variety of fields has analysed the effects of human ... Park. Results show that the lagoons are in the ... underground water for the Matalascaas tourist resort (Huelva). Moreover, ... aggravating the situation. Botanists, limnologists and climatologists from ...
Cached Biology Technology:Heptares Therapeutics Announces Agreement With Novartis Option Fund to Apply its StaR(TM) Technology and Generate Novel Drug Leads Against a GPCR Target 2Heptares Therapeutics Announces Agreement With Novartis Option Fund to Apply its StaR(TM) Technology and Generate Novel Drug Leads Against a GPCR Target 3New Survey Shows Devastating Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Intimate Relations 2New Survey Shows Devastating Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Intimate Relations 3Huelva is swallowing up coastal lagoons in Doñana 2
... Clone/PAD: ZMD.467. Immunogen: Synthetic ... of the human rat mouse dog ... Specific for the human occludin protein. ... cell lysates). Reactivity with rat ...
...
TRIzol Reagents are ready-to-use monophasic solutions of phenol and guanidine isothiocyanate suitable for isolating total RNA DNA and proteins (16)....
UltraPure DNase/RNase-Free Distilled Water is designed for use in all molecular biology applications. It is 0.1-m membrane-filtered and tested for DNase and RNase activity....
Biology Products: