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Old 12-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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Swine flu virus expanding among different animals species: OIE
16 Nov 2009, 1754 hrs IST, PTI

Swine flu virus expanding among different animals species: OIE- Politics/Nation-News-The Economic Times
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"Pandemic H1N1 infections have been reported in turkeys in Chile and Canada and in a few pet animals in the USA," a WHO official said quoting reports sent by OIE.

"The pandemic H1N1 2009 virus were assessed as probable infections from the very first days after the virus was detected in humans. So, it does not come as a surprise that notifications of infection in new animals species are...
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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So, H1N1 crossed another species barrier and we will be seeing more pet cases. Who will treat wildlife when indoor outdoor cats carrying the disease infect them?
Swine flu also claiming a few pets - Washington Times
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China urges intensified supervision on A/H1N1 flu in animals
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2009-11-28 09:43:42

China urges intensified supervision on A/H1N1 flu in animals_English_Xinhua
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BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture has called for intensified monitoring and investigation of A/H1N1 flu in animals after two samples from sick dogs were tested positive for the virus.

The veterinary clinic of College of Veterinary Medicine at the China Agricultural University reported Wednesday that two out of 52 samples from sick dogs were tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus, the ministry said late Friday.
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Cats and Dogs Can Get Avian Flu
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Swine Flu – Can Pets Get Flu?
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A few years ago, scientists discovered that pet cats, wild cats and a few dogs had become infected with bird flu. In most cases, they had eaten a sick or dead bird, but there were some cats that had acquired the flu virus in some other way—contact with another sick cat or dog or contact with contaminated feces.
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Remembering that H1N1 swine flu is already noted for its ability to change its genetic structure quickly and jump from species to species, this is a concern for a number of reasons:...
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Influenza found in Canadian pigs: human source suspected
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H1N1 Influenza Adopted Novel Strategy to Move from Birds to Humans
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In a report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that the H1N1, or swine flu, virus adopted a new mutation in one of its genes distinct from the mutations found in previous flu viruses, including those responsible for the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, the "Asian" flu pandemic in 1957 and the "Hong Kong" pandemic of 1968.

Previous influenza strains that crossed from birds into people had a specific point mutation in the bird virus's polymerase gene that allowed...
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