Bird flu....again

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here we go again. Next comes the public panic. Sigh, not really in the mood for the next superbug scare.[​IMG]
     
  2. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah these new flu strains just suck. We all had swine flu last year.
     
  3. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just what we need.........
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More panic. Great. [​IMG]
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Just two people come down with it.....I would love to know how THEY got the virus to begin with. I would be surprised if it comes from a chicken vendor that has it when they bought a chicken for the family's dinner.
     
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes media is very good about spreading the panic attacks to folks.

    Here we go again, another roller coaster ride and more education.
     
  8. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Mice vaccinated with full-length HA were fully protected from challenge with VN/1203/04. We next evaluated the efficacy of adenovirus-based vaccination in domestic chickens, given the critical role of fowl species in the spread of HPAI worldwide. A single subcutaneous immunization completely protected chickens from an intranasal challenge 21 days later with VN/1203/04, which proved lethal to all control-vaccinated chickens within 2 days. These data indicate that the rapid production and subsequent administration of recombinant adenovirus-based vaccines to both birds and high-risk individuals in the face of an outbreak may serve to control the pandemic spread of lethal avian influenza
    Received 24 October 2005/ Accepted 2 December 2005

    http://jvi.asm.org/cgi/content/short/80/4/1959 (H5N1 Viet Nam `strain')

    New vaccine production is done in medium filled plastic bags on rocker tables (recombinant). Don't have to use eggs, etc.

    Usual car chase animal story dead white girl sell some advertising blather.

    Actual info and spread data gateway: http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/avian_influenza/index.jsp
     

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