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More animals infected with A-H1N1 flu


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More animals infected with A-H1N1 flu

Post by yusuf on Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:31 pm

The World Health Organization has warned animals other than pigs have also been infected with the A-H1N1 flu. But the pandemic virus appears to be contained to just a few isolated cases.

A cat in the US was confirmed with contracting the A/H1-N1 flu.

Chile and Canada then reported that turkeys had also caught the flu. The WHO has received reports from Denmark, saying the virus has been detected in some mink farms. But the virus only infected animals at the Danish farm, and not workers.

The WHO says these cases demonstrate the constantly evolving ecology of the flu viruses, the potential for surprising changes, and the need for constant vigilance in animals.

The UN health agency suggests closer monitoring and collaboration between public health and veterinary authorities.

Officials say people can keep their pets healthy by washing their hands, covering their mouths while coughing or sneezing, and minimizing contact with their pets when experiencing flu-like symptoms.

No tests show the virus has mutated. Licensed pandemic vaccines closely match circulating viruses, and are expected to provide sufficient protection.

    Waktu sekarang Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:22 am