Navigation Links
No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic
Date:1/20/2010

Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

TUESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Birds don't become sick when exposed to the H1N1 influenza strains that caused the 1918 and 2009 global flu pandemics, a finding that suggests birds played no role in the spread of the pandemic-causing viruses, according to a new study.

Researchers injected the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 flu virus strains into chickens. After 18 days, none of the birds had developed flu symptoms or showed any signs of tissue damage. The 1918 H1N1 virus also didn't cause disease in ducks, the study authors reported in the February issue of the Journal of General Virology.

"Working out how major human pandemic flu viruses affect birds and other domestic animal species is crucial in discovering what role, if any, they play in spreading viruses in the human population," research leader Shawn Babiuk, a scientist at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Center for Foreign Animal Disease, said in a news release from the Society for General Microbiology.

This type of information can help guide decisions about how to respond to influenza outbreaks in poultry.

"These findings support the use of normal veterinary management practices in poultry infected with pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza and demonstrate that quarantining and culling infected stocks is not necessary," said Babiuk, who added that viruses can behave unpredictably.

"Our understanding of exactly how influenza viruses go on to cause pandemics is still limited," Babiuk added. "Although our research indicates that birds are unlikely to have played a part in the spread of the 1918 and latest 2009 H1N1 pandemic viruses, they may well still play a part in future pandemics."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about flu pandemics.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Society for General Microbiology, news release, Jan. 19, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. High Rates of Birth Defects Found in Autistic Children
2. Anthem Blue Cross Partners With California Regional Hospital Associations and The National Health Foundation To Launch an Historic Three-Year Statewide Patient Safety Collaborative
3. Regence Foundation Donates $50,000 to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts
4. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Volunteer to Carry Torch for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
5. Lupus Foundation of America Collaborates with Federal Agencies and the U.S. Surgeon Generals Office to Expand Medical Education on Lupus
6. Update from Haiti: United Nations Foundation Vice President for Global Health Delivers Medical Supplies in Port-au-Prince
7. Update from Haiti: United Nations Foundation Vice President for Global Health Delivers Medical Supplies in Port-au-Prince
8. Bev Greenberg Named President of the Aurora Health Care Foundation
9. AARP Foundation Establishes Relief Fund for Older Victims of Haiti Disaster
10. Austin Air Systems Partners With National Sleep Foundation
11. National Sleep Foundation Partners With Austin Air Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida ... their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers ... as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing skills ... patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him or ... Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome magazine ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... lifestyle publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as ... believes that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology ... outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 ... 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A ... product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will ... 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology includes ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing ... IoT devices.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ... number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: