Navigation Links
Not Just ‘Bird’ Flu Anymore- Avian Influenza Strikes Cas

In a discovery that has put bird flu experts in a state of deep concern, an Indonesian scientist has identified an outbreak of bird flu in cats.//

The scientist Chairul Anwar Nidom from Airlangga University in Surabaya discovered H5N1 virus antibodies in 20 percent of 500 stray cats sourced from areas near poultry farms. These were in regions of Jakarta and Sumatra.

The infection may have occurred due to the cats eating infected chickens, but scientists are duly worried about the spread of the virus from fowl to mammals.

Warns Lo Winglok, an infectious disease expert in Hong Kong "With more species of mammals infected, that could be a sign that the virus is mutating to adapt to mammalian hosts. If they are adapting to mammals, they could be on the way to adapting to humans, to become a human virus.”

In another case, Gusti Ngurah Mahardika, a virologist at Udayana University, surveyed pigs and domestic animals in Bali between September and December last year and found the virus in two dogs and a cat.

Musni Suatmodjo, Indonesia's animal health director, says there has been reports about the virus in cats and pigs in Indonesia, but has no details. "Informally, there's information that bird flu infection in cats was found in Bandung and Bali. We also found another case in pigs in Yogyakarta", he states.

Experts fear the H5N1 virus, which still remains mainly a virus of birds, could change into a form easily transmitted from person to person and sweep the world, killing millions within weeks or months.

The Indonesian surveys have added worry lines to scientists documenting the spread of bird flu, which has killed 164 people since late 2003 and has flared again with a string of human H5N1 cases.
ANN
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Chances are high for Avian Influenza virus altering its form
2. Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.
3. Experts Recommend Preventive Measures For Avian Flu To Begin From Farms
4. A Vaccine for the impending pandemic Avian Influenza
5. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
6. India Has No Case Of Avian Flu Says Health Minister
7. Avian flu-free India Considers Importing Vaccine
8. Rajasthan Gears Up To Fight Against Avian Flu
9. Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee
10. Avian flu scare in Malawi too!!
11. WHO Says Travelers Could Spread Avian Flu in NZ
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/1/2016)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 01, 2016 , ... ProBrand Reveal Volume 2 ... Pro X . With ProBrand Reveal Volume 2 keyframeless animations, users can easily create a ... over the look and feel of the various presets. Use these title presets to add ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio with Hypnotherapist, Mary O'Maley. What is ... help with habit control (substances, smoking, weight control), pain relief (chronic and acute), ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 30, 2016 , ... “Aging well is a challenge for all of us, but ... NCMA’s Dr. Parul T. Kohli . “Research is showing more and more that there ... risk of disease and disability as we age.” Top priorities Dr. Kohli’s recommends for her patients ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Since ... the national charitable foundation serving the footwear industry, has broken all previous participation ... than 130 companies across 23 states during the months of April and May, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... at the heart of our nation’s productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees ... their organizations. , Then why are American workers so unhappy? , Just under ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... ReportsnReports.com adds "Pulmonary Arterial ... report that provides an overview of the PAH ... stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of ... type, along with latest updates, and featured news ... involved in the therapeutic development for Pulmonary Arterial ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016   Click here for supplemental ... (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, ... agreement to acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., doing ... leading specialty pharmacy that provides individualized patient care, ... . In 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 million ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016  The blood testing market in ... according to Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group in ... nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare research firm said that ... developing blood collection stations and in improving testing at ... Information,s report, Blood Testing Market in China ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: