Navigation Links
Now,Swine-Flu!

While the threat of a bird flu pandemic still looms large, a new study warns that farmers, veterinarians, meat processing workers and other people who are exposed to pigs are at heightened risk of contracting swine influenza.//

The study, which is published in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, describes that the physical makeup of the pigs allows them to contract and spread influenza viruses to and from other species, such as humans and birds.

Due to their susceptibility to influenza virus infections from other species, pigs can also serve as 'mixing vessel hosts' that can produce new influenza virus strains that could pose a risk to human health.

For the study, the researchers examined farmers, veterinarians, meat processing workers and a control group of people who had no occupational contact with pigs in Iowa, the state with the highest swine production.

They found that, of the four groups, farmers were most likely to be seropositive, i.e., to have antibodies in their blood against swine influenza, indicating previous infection with the virus. Veterinarians also had increased odds of seropositivity. Meat processing workers had elevated antibody levels as well, though the odds were not as high, perhaps due to the workers’ limited exposure to live pigs.

However, the authors, Gregory Gray and Kendall Myers, of the University of Iowa, stress that despite the possibility for human infection with swine influenza, people shouldn’t panic, as it is expected that the normal clinical course of swine influenza infections in humans is mild or without symptoms.

The authors, however, suggest that pork should be washed thoroughly and people involved should practice good hand washing. Also, increasing surveillance for influenza among swine workers is one key component of helping to prevent an epidemic.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies
2. Novel Device Developed To Help Autistic Individuals Communicate Better
3. MMR Vaccine May Be A Reason Behind Autistic Children, Study Finds
4. Ontario Continues Support for Autistic Children
5. Fewer Neurons in Amygdala of Autistic Males
6. Caregiver Charged In Autistic Boys Death
7. Autistic Children Need Sense of Equality: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
8. Risperdal Cleared By FDA To Treat Autistic Children
9. FDA Gives the Nod to Risperdal For Use in Autistic Children
10. Autistic Children May Lag behind in ‘Categorization of Objects
11. Cartoons Superimposed With Peoples Faces Help Autistic Children Learn Emotions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/24/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award. The award ... public, including education communities. It recognizes a scholar who has demonstrated the capacity ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Veteran Theresa James awoke to the ... life forever. , In “Healing Tears,” James depicts every parent’s worst nightmare, when her ... I began journaling conversations and situations throughout my divorce,” James said. “After the death ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... telehealth industry, announces the company’s VideoMedicine mobile platform has launched Quick Care, a ... hours a day, Quick Care provides patients with the option to request and ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... Rod Burkett, CEO ... Housing News website. , Rod has been at the forefront of Gardant since it ... As CEO, Rod has overseen the opening of more than 40 new senior living ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Donna Parker, L. Ac. ... has not found any of them to be very practical. She wanted to write ... easily make changes in their health. It prompted her in writing “ A Clear ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... England , April 24, 2017 ... development, today announced the addition of a major ... ,Validated In-situ Plate Seeding,). The VIPS has been ... and 384 well microplates as part of the ... system offers a simple and more reliable solution ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  Vivify Health, the ... devices, has been awarded a very significant patent for ... EMRs to continual care via digital health.  This landmark ... intellectual property and further secures Vivify,s position as the ... in 2009, was the first company to apply consumer ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... company developing innovative therapeutics that address significant unmet ... new data from the Company,s consumer product development ... technology, at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) ... is to advance and promote the sciences relevant ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: