“Zoonosis” & H1N1 swine flu, virus resistance to Oseltamivir
first known case of the new H1N1 flu in a kitty… Both the humans
and the kitty in the flu-struck Iowa household have recovered
previously we have provided some facts about Oseltamivir because reportedly Thailand, as many other countries, has stockpiled tons of it. there are expressed concerns that this drug is not effective against the virus, due to resistance (click on page 6 there, also read here WHO explanation). Swine flue time-line Summary shows that on Aug 8 “First case of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) resistance found in Thailand“; in other 14 countries before and after that there are also similar cases (highlighted in Yellow there) – however there is no further details apart from such “first case” per country. according to WHO report #71 dated 23 Oct 2009 there were :
39 resistant pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses have been detected and characterized worldwide. All of these viruses
show the same H275Y mutation that confers resistance to the antiviral oseltamivir, but not to the antiviral zanamivir.
well, how much reliable this information is not clear, for example taking into consideration / comparing with the accuracy of the WHO info about the “Safety of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccines“, which claims that vaccine is safe, and when it talks about side effects and adverse events – the phrasing used to make a very cloudy, flawed, not clear statements, and rather indicate the LACK of sufficient tests !
The benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks.
Additional studies on pregnant women following immunization are continuing.
Cat-owners everywhere have a new worry. Iowa health officials have reported the first known case of the new H1N1 flu in a kitty.
It figures the swine flu virus would eventually sicken one or more cats. Cats have been known to get the flu.
Famously, in 2004 there was a major outbreak among big zoo cats in Thailand of the dreaded H5N1 bird flu virus – the one most public health officials feared would touch off the next pandemic. Before it was over, 147 tigers and two rare white snow leopards died in the Bangkok zoo or were euthanized. The big cats were probably infected by eating uncooked meat from infected chickens. In 2006, at least one domestic feline, in Germany, died of H5N1 bird flu.
In all or nearly all cases, the animals caught the new H1N1 bug from humans. Both the humans and the kitty in the flu-struck Iowa household have recovered, say Iowa health officials.
wow, that’s a great relief, huh – poor kitty is SAFE ! 😀
don’t you just love the wickedness of MSM corporations in an increasingly clever tricks of Mass Fear Mongering – they surely must know how much such information would make worry many pet owners ! and now a new fancy word would enter the sensations-hungry MSM : ZOONOSIS . to me it reminds something… ah, the (Mass) Hypnosis ! also I guess this is a very tactical move by Big Pharma: I bet soon will be talk of Swine flu vaccines for pets! I mean, think about it in terms of professional business – how much boost vaccine production will get if crowds of pet-lovers will line up to vet clinics for pet vaccine to make sure that their beloved animals are well ! 😉 WHO even has already issued its own Briefing Note on the matter on Nov 5 : “Infection of farmed animals with the pandemic virus“; and so did FAO and OIE.
Jane Burgermeister reports (Nov 6 2009) : WHO says A H1N1 breaking species barrier, potentially creating new diseases
WHO has reported that there is evidence that the A H1N1 virus has acquired genes that allow it to break species barriers as they cross over from animals to people. WHO has called for stricter controls on farms. The fact that the A H1N1 virus has found ways to cross over from one species to another (by artificial, genetic manipulation in a lab?) will spark fears about the appearance of new diseases that can infect humans. WHO said that the AH1N1 virus has the capacity to infect “multiple hosts“ and that “there is a potential that animals other than pigs can generate a new virus“
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