Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘avian influenza’

  1. June 20, 2010

    Transmission of Avian Influenza restricted by cold nose

    One of the greater uncertanties about Avian Influenza is why it is not efficiently transmitted among humans. Thus, it is clear how likely it is that the virus is able to cross this barrier and a more efficient line appears. For example, until now the H5N1 was transmitted mainly to breeders and people in very [...]

  2. June 1, 2010

    Pandemic Influenza: the role of poultry birds

    Never in history of mankind have we reared as many pigs and chickens as now. The growing demand for meat, especially in developing countries like China, exerts a great pressure in the increase of the quantity of meat in commerce. Therefore, more wild birds are being caught and more domestic birds are being bred. The [...]