SWINE FLU

 

Swine influenza (also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or S-OIV (swine-origin influenza virus) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

 

Swine Fever OutBreak Spreads To South Korea

While North Korea downplays the African Swine Fever epidemic, South Korea has taken an aggressive stand on the matter by ordering its snipers to eliminate the influx of wayward boars into the country.

Indiana Says Swine Flu Cases Rise Ten-fold, Now At 113

The total confirmed cases of the Influenza A variant virus that has been transmissible from swine to humans in Indiana jumped from just 11 last week. The cases, which show symptoms of a mild seasonal flu, have been found in 18 counties across the state, state health official said.

Swine Flu Outbreak In India Kills 12 As H1N1 Virus Re-emerges

A swine flu outbreak in India has claimed 12 lives since the beginning of this month and more than a hundred people have been infected so far. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined, but India's Health Ministry has said it is being contained and urged people not to panic.

Vietnam Witnesses Outbreak of Common Child Virus Again

The virus EV-71, a more virulent enterovirus, has infected more than 6,000 and killed nine children since January in Vietnam. A 22-month-old boy has died from hand, foot and mouth disease in central Vietnam, bringing the country's death toll nine this January, an official said.

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Deadly Bird Flu Studies to Stay Secret for Now: WHO

Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after experts fully assess the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Deadly H5N1 Flu Studies Put on Hold Until Risks Known

Deadly H5N1 Flu Studies Put on Hold Until Risks Known

Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after experts fully assess the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
A scientist checks eggs for bird flu at the Zooprophylactic Institute near the northern Italian city of Padua December 12, 2005.

Decision Time for Researchers of Deadly Bird Flu

When 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization (WHO) this week, they will be tasked with deciding just how far scientists should go in creating lethal mutant viruses in the name of research.
January 17, 2012 Tuesday - 04:39 pm EST  inShare    0 Text SizeSmaller Normal Larger E-mail Print La Niña May Be Linked to Flu Pandemics

La Niña May Be Linked to Flu Pandemics

Flu pandemics may be linked to La Niña weather conditions that alter bird migration patterns and can promote dangerous new strains of the human influenza virus, according to American scientists in a statement on Monday.
Health workers carry culled poultry for disposal at Gandhigram village, about 35 km (22 miles) west of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, March 7, 2011.

WHO 'Deeply Concerned' by Mutated Birdflu Research

The World Health Organization issued a stern warning on Friday to scientists who have engineered a highly pathogenic form of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, saying their work carries significant risks and must be tightly controlled.
H5N1 bird flu is extremely deadly in people who are directly exposed to it from infected birds. Since the virus was first detected in 1997, about 600 people have contracted it and more than half of them have died.

WHO Deeply Concerned by Mutated Bird Flu Research

The World Health Organization issued a stern warning on Friday to scientists who have engineered a highly pathogenic form of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, saying their work carries significant risks and must be tightly controlled.
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