Navigation Links
Zoo Animal Succumbs to Avian Influenza in Germany

The death of a zoo animal, an Australian black swan, in Germany following infection with avian influenza virus has created shock waves among animal-lovers.//

So far bird flu had only killed wild animals and farm poultry in Germany. Therefore the death of the Australian black swan at Dresden Zoo in eastern Germany has raised fears that animal collections created over a century or more to might be decimated by the H5N1 virus.

The bird was found floating dead on a zoo pond on Tuesday. Zoo biologist Roland Brockmann said, "Black swans die quite often, so at first we weren't so worried." However lab tests confirmed the cause of death as infection due to the deadly H5N1 virus late Thursday.

The last bird flu case in Germany took place nearly three months ago. The disease spreads just like like human flu during when the weather is cold and wet.

Following the report Dresden Zoo has quarantined other black swans on Friday. They have also demanded government clearance to vaccinate the rest of the birds in the zoo collection against bird flu. The zoo has 720 birds of 112 species.

According to Brockmann wild birds that stayed on the ponds last winter must have brought the virus into the zoo. Fears that other species, such as the lions, might eat dead birds and become infected exist among the staff at the zoo.

After being assured that the virus does not spread through the air, visitors continued to tour the zoo on Friday.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach
2. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
3. Animal Fat increases risk Of stomach cancer
4. Animal insulin product to be discontinued by drug major Eli Lilly
5. Animals Can give us a second chance at life
6. Animals can give us a second chance at life
7. SARS vaccine shows promise in Animal Testing
8. Kidneys Can Be Transplanted From Animals Such As Pigs In Future
9. Broccoli Found to Block Cancer Progression In Both Animal and Human Studies
10. Animal Cruelty free Test Kit
11. Increase in the Number of Cases of Animal Diseases in New South Wales.
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort ... the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients ... seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. ... magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay ... be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated ... Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , ... most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, ... economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered ... already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for five ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group ... Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville ... an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces ... fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps ... and chloride in balance. Increasing number of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: