Madison, Wis.-- Veterinary researchers, urged by international government officials to censor their findings on the transmission of H5N1 influenza viruses due to risks of bioterrorism, have agreed to a two-month moratorium on their studies.
Rome -- A major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza through a mutant strain of the virus is spreading through Asia and global leaders are warning against a possible marriage between the highly lethal bird flu strain and the highly infectious H1N1.
The history of canine influenza virus began with the identification of infections in racing greyhounds, directing research that defined canine influenza virus (CIV), a variant of equine influenza virus with a unique genetic signature capable of being transmitted from dog to dog.
Washington -- A two-page document offering guidance on avoiding the spread of influenza was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and now is available on OSHA?s Web site.
Washington -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its first conditional license for a pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine for swine to Pfizer Animal Health. The vaccine is intended to protect pigs from developing the virus.
National Report -- While the death toll of H1N1-infected domestic cats continues to rise, officials at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Santa Rosa, Calif., have announced that a cheetah caught the pandemic virus last month.