Interesting research on an emerging poultry disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HippieChickens, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How humans started a bacterial pandemic in chickens

    Bethan Lowder from the University of Edinburgh has shown that all of the bacteria [a strain of Staphylococcus aureus] behind BCO [bacterial chrondronecrosis with osteomyelitis] share a common ancestor, which jumped from humans to chickens in Poland, around 38 years ago. From that point on, the bacterium's travel itinerary was set. Just as air travel has facilitated the spread of swine flu among humans, a global distribution network for chickens made it easy for S.aureus to spread all over the world aboard its new feathery hosts.​
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly how does this disease affect poultry.? Gloria Jean
     
  3. HippieChickens

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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hey, transmission goes both ways! Humans are usually pretty human-centric, so we rarely look into how we give disease to other animals... unless of course, like this case, the animal we are looking into is something we want.
     
  5. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great post , important information, thanks for sharing this info.
     

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