Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘poultry birds’

  1. 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 [...]

  2. November 12, 2009

    H5N1, the bird flu: the hosts

    In 1997, a lineage of H5N1 bird flu was transmitted to a child in Hong Kong who died of respiratory problems. This was the first of a number of recorded cases of transmission of this virus from poultry to humans.
    Since then, the world follows the circulation of this virus with concern. Although we associate it [...]