28/08/2009

FAO's concern for Asia after H1N1 virus hits Chilean turkeys. -- (Food Production Daily)

 

The detection of a H1N1 virus in turkeys in Chile poses no threat to the food supply chain but does raise concerns that poultry farms elsewhere in the world could become infected with the pandemic, said the FAO..... FAO experts cautioned that it could “theoretically” become more dangerous if “it adds virulence by combining with H5N1, commonly known as avian flu, which is far more deadly but harder to pass along among humans”.“In South-East Asia where there is a lot of the virus circulating in poultry, the introduction of H1N1 in these populations would be of a greater concern,”.......

FAO's concern for Asia after H1N1 virus hits Chilean turkeys

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