AKTUELL: H5N1 bei Katze auf Rügen festgestellt
Diskutiere AKTUELL: H5N1 bei Katze auf Rügen festgestellt im Vogelgrippe / Geflügelpest Forum im Bereich Allgemeine Foren; Datiert auf den 22.02.2004 , also gut 2 Jahre alt: (Besonders bemerkenswerte Passagen von mir hervorgehoben) BANGKOK - The World Health Organization (WHO) downplayed Friday ...
- 28.02.2006, 23:28 #11
Huch.. plötzlich Katzen mit H5N1?!?
(Besonders bemerkenswerte Passagen von mir hervorgehoben)
BANGKOK - The World Health Organization (WHO) downplayed Friday fears that the discovery in cats of a bird flu which has killed at least 22 people in Thailand and Vietnam posed increased risks for humans.
The deadly H5N1 strain of the virus was detected in a leopard, a tiger and two domestic cats in Thailand, scientists in the kingdom said.
"This is the first time in the world that we have found bird flu in cats and tigers," said Therapol Sirinaruemitr from Bangkok's Kasetsart University.
"One clouded leopard has already died and one white tiger is still alive and has recovered," he said, referring to animals kept at a private zoo east of Bangkok.
The WHO said the detection of the deadly bird flu in the cat family probably posed no risk to humans.
"While conclusions are premature... infection in cats is not considered likely to enhance the present risks to human health," it said in a statement.
"Nor is it likely to influence the future evolution of the outbreak in humans in any significant way," it said.
The WHO said investigations were under way and that "no firm conclusions can be made at present" about the developments.
The H5N1 strain has hit eight Asian nations, with weaker varieties detected in Taiwan, Pakistan and the United States. On Thursday Canada also reported a less virulent strain in the western province of British Columbia.
Thailand, China and the United States reported new outbreaks Friday.
Thai authorities announced four new cases in two provinces, widening a major resurgence of the disease which authorities said had sprung up again in 14 other locations where it was thought to be eradicated.
Thailand is mopping up infections among poultry in 10 of its 76 provinces and has shelved plans to declare itself free of the virus at the end of this month and begin rebuilding its devastated poultry industry.
China meanwhile reported two new confirmed cases, bringing the tally to 48 outbreaks in more than half its provincial-level regions.
Texas became the fourth US state to be hit with the virus following outbreaks in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, authorities there said.
The strain, H5N2, "poses no health threat to humans and causes relatively low mortality in chickens," Bob Hillman, Texas state veterinarian, said.
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- 06.03.2006, 17:51 #15
was schließe ich daraus ?
Sperre keine Katze zu infiziertem Geflügel in den Stall, sie könnte (genau wie ein Mensch) krank werden...
- 06.03.2006, 18:00 #16
"Sperre keine Katze zu infiziertem Geflügel in den Stall, sie könnte (genau wie ein Mensch) krank werden..."
Eine absolut logische Ableitung. Klingt simpel - trifft jedoch den Punkt.
Reinfektionen von infizierter Katze zu Geflügel wurden bisher weder dokumentiert noch sind sie (folglich) in wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten zu finden.