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A team of Hong Kong researchers found the virus in about 25 percent of the fowl sampled, many of which also had the H7N9 virus. By testing the H7N7 virus on ferrets, the researchers found that it can be transmitted to mammals.
“If (we) let this H7N7 continue circulating in chickens, I am sure that human infection cases will occur,” study co-author Guan Yi at the University of Hong Kong told AFP. “This virus could cause more severe infection than … H7N9, based on our animal experiment.”
“We think it is scary for humans,” Guan added. “Our entire human population almost has no antibodies against the H7 subtype of influenza virus. Thus, if it causes pandemic outbreak, it will kill many people.”
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
reply to post by intrptr
By the time the CDC announces no flights etc etc I think you will find it will be too late anyway.
Natural antibiotics and anti virals are your best defence here
Originally posted by Taissa
Oil of Oregano
Olive Leaf extract
Ascorbic Acid (powdered)
Grapefruit seed extract
Grape juice 100%
Goldenseal root extract
Pau D' arco extract
I keep all these in my supplies and more. When swine flu was going around, I took some of these in rotation when others around me were getting sick. If something comes my way, I feel pretty confident relying on these.
Russia lifts ban on Arkansas poultry
Arkansas poultry imports banned by Russia and Japan after a grower farm in Scott County tested positive for the H7N7 virus, have resumed.
The infected farm was under contract for meat giant Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest processor of chicken.
now that is in a lab get ready for the pandemic, china has its new pop reduction with out war toy too play with
uman Cases of Avian Influenza A (H7N7) Infection - The Netherlands, 2003
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Since the end of February 2003, the Netherlands has been reporting outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H7N7) in poultry on several farms. More recently, there have been reports of H7N7 infections among pigs and humans in the Netherlands, and among birds in Belgium and Germany. While it is unusual for people to get influenza infections directly from animals, sporadic human infections and limited outbreaks caused by avian influenza A viruses, including H7N7, have been reported. When such infections are identified, public health authorities monitor the situation closely. Because influenza H7N7 viruses do not commonly infect humans, there is little or no antibody protection against these viruses in the human population. If an avian or other animal influenza virus is able to infect people, cause illness, and spread efficiently from person to person, an influenza pandemic could begin. Additional information on human infections with avian influenza viruses can be found here.
Human Cases of H7N7 Infection in The Netherlands
As of April 25, 2003, the National Influenza Center in The Netherlands reported that 83 confirmed cases of human H7N7 influenza virus infections had occurred among poultry workers and their families since the H7N7 outbreak began in chickens at the end of February 2003. The vast majority (79) of these people had conjunctivitis, and 6 of those with conjunctivitis also reported influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, muscle aches). One person had ILI only (no conjunctivitis) and 2 persons had mild illness that could not be classified as ILI or conjunctivitis. In addition, one individual, a 57-year-old veterinarian who visited one of the affected farms in early April, died on April 17 of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and related complications from H7N7 infection. Dutch authorities have reported evidence of possible transmission of H7N7 influenza from 2 poultry workers to 3 family members. All 3 family members had conjunctivitis and one also had ILI.