Friday 26th August, 2016   |   Welcome, guest. Please, login or register  
Tuesday November 24, 13:29

Influenza A transmissible to pets?

The cases of influenza A reported at this time exclusively of cats and ferrets
The cases of influenza A reported at this time exclusively of cats and ferrets
 

Owners of domestic animals suffering from influenza A (H1N1) could transmit the pandemic virus to their pet, according to a study published on the website of the American Kansas State University. Pets are not necessarily all sensitive to H1N1, but cats and ferrets can catch the flu A.

"A small number of cases of animals suffering from influenza A (H1N1) were confirmed in the United States," said Dick Hesse, a virologist at the Veterinary Laboratory of the Kansas State University.

The animals would become ill after being in contact with their owners, affected by the virus H1N1. Though, there is no evidence that this virus can be transmitted from pets to humans.

The transmission of H1N1 virus from a man to an animal is rare. People owning a pet and suffering from influenza A should contact their veterinarian if their pet becomes ill.

All animals could be susceptible to this virus H1N1, but the cases reported at this time exclusively of cats and ferrets. Dogs and tame birds can develop different forms of influenza.

 
 
Rate:
 
 

Recommended articles:

 

A mutant version of H1N1 detected in Norway

Despite the mutation the vaccine is still effective
The World Health reported that 3 cases of mutation of the H1N1 virus have been detected in Norway. The vaccine is still effective.
 

What is the Guillain-Barre syndrome?

According Afssaps, this syndrome can both be caused by influenza and vaccination against influenza
What are the symptoms? Symptoms may be mild (tingling, loss of sensation, tachycardia, headache) or may result in having more serious disorders such as complete paralysis.
 

A protein slows the progression of Charcot's disease in mice

Laboratory mice
An enzyme similar to that used for treating severe sepsis has slowed in mice the Charcot's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
 

Most recent in the category Diseases:

 
 
 

Last comments

 

No comments. Be the first to comment the article!

 
Please, login or post your comment anonymously.

Your comment:

 
 
 
 
 

Home | Social Health | AIDS | Cancer | Diseases | Diet | Human body | Most read | Top rated

RSS | Feedback | Headlines for your website | Terms of Service/Privacy policy

Copyright © 2016 Heal-all.org. All rights reserved.