Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘poultry’

  1. February 16, 2010

    Pandemic Influenza: the role of pigs

    Birds are important in the natural history of Influenza and flu, but there is another character besides us humans. The pigs.

    Our knowledge of Influenza in pig dates back to at least 1918 when it was observed that they could also catch the flu during a time when the human flu caused an uneven pandemic. In [...]

  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 [...]

  3. November 10, 2009

    Less known but worrying variants of the influenza

    Although we are acquainted with the influenza A (H1N1) and types such as H5N1 or H3N2, there are other influenza variants that infect humans and cause us concern.
    The influenza H7 comprises various lineages, H7N7, H7N3 and H7N2 are those who knowingly infect humans. Some lineages are not very pathogenic (LPAI) and others highly pathogenic (HPAI), [...]