Dogs and Horses as Possible sources for Influenza Virus

Influenza Virus Reservoirs and Intermediate Hosts: Dogs, Horses, and New Possibilities for Influenza Virus Exposure of Humans Influenza A virus (IAV) infections in hosts outside the main aquatic bird reservoirs occur periodically. Although most such cross-species transmission events result in limited onward transmission in the new host, sustained influenza outbreaks have occurred in poultry and…

Agricultural Fair or Virus Swap Meet?

Agricultural fairs bring together large number of humans and a variety of animals – and the viruses they carry. http://www.nature.com/emi/journal/v1/n10/full/emi201233a.html Emerging Microbes & Infections (2012) 1, e33; doi:10.1038/emi.2012.33 Molecular evidence for interspecies transmission of H3N2pM/H3N2v influenza A viruses at an Ohio agricultural fair, July 2012 Evidence accumulating in 2011–2012 indicates that there is significant intra-…