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Avian flu viruses come from same “mother” virus

H7N9 avian flu has been in the news a lot lately, along with a new type of bird flu, H10N8. Researchers say that these bird flu viruses — H7N9, H10N8, and H5N1, which is still common — all come from the same mother virus, H9N2.

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Scientists search for source of H7N9

Reports have surfaced over the past week about a new strain of avian influenza, H7N9, which was found in China and has infected 24 people and killed eight. So far, scientists say H7N9 can’t be transmitted from human to human, but they’re searching for the source of the virus and determining its pandemic potential.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, February 08, 2013

In this week’s One Health roundup: A Midwestern pharmaceutical company hopes to adapt human drugs into treatments for cats and dogs; a look at the possible evolution of H5N1 bird flu, and its potential impact on human health; A Georgia couple is receiving post-exposure rabies treatment after being bitten by their dog, which later tested positive for the virus; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, December 28, 2012

In this week’s One Health Roundup: Bangladesh slaughters 150,000 chickens to prevent the spread of H5N1 avian influenza; health experts worry that a shortage of veterinarians in Hong Kong poses a threat to public health; a therapy dog in Washington helps comfort kids who are asked to talk about abuse or testify in court; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, December 21, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Researchers hopeful that thermal scans of bat faces can improve rabies surveillance and prevent outbreaks; Indonesia reports its 9th human death from H5N1 bird flu this year (31st worldwide in 2012); reindeer’s role in spreading myiasis to humans; and more.

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