Huge development in bird flu (H5N1)
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actiofidei Wrote:<p style="margin: 0px;">The virus has to mutate into a form that can infect humans. Fortunately, so far, with those cases of human infection, the virus has been isolated. It is possible that each cat got the virus directly from contact with infected birds, but it does not seem probable to me that for each cat, the virus mutated into a form that infects cats. Far more likely is that one or a few cats were infected and then spread the virus (now already in a form that infects cats) to others.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Regardless of how it originated though, the fact remains that these cats are carrying the virus to who knows where.
Thanks for explaining that. I am not that scientific...
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Huge development in bird flu (H5N1) - by Marisa - 01-17-2007, 02:26 PM
Huge development in bird flu (H5N1) - by Kenny - 01-17-2007, 02:29 PM
Huge development in bird flu (H5N1) - by newtolatin - 01-18-2007, 01:58 AM



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