Virology lecture #23: Emerging viruses 14 May 2010 by Vincent Racaniello Download: .wmv (346 MB) | .mp4 (91 MB) Visit the virology W3310 home page for a complete list of course resources.
only a matter of time H5N1 comes to the Western Hemisphere ?
But we have separate evolution of avian influenza in the American and Eurasian world
since at least ~100 years. The viruses usually don't mix.
In fact, that rare mixing may produce new pandemic viruses in humans.
how does H5N1 transmit ?
they can't figure it out …
In those chicken farms and turkey farms, they should know it, but once I searched
for it and couldn't find it. Presumably respiratory, chicken breathing, but I'm not sure.
it goes back from chickens to wild birds ?
yes, but I assume it's rare. And then it's no longer waterborn as the original
flu in mallards and other waterfowl. It goes to usual species like geese,swans