Indonesia mulls random blood tests for bird flu
New research suggests bird flu could be contained by routine testing of blood
As the virus in the latest case of human influenza in Western Australia goes about its natural cycle, it looks like it could be contained by routine testing of the blood of people returning from travel, and e우리카지노ven their children.
The recent cases of an H5N1 bird flu strain strain in Western Australia – that has been transmitted via the air – have brought public health officials and health authorities around the바카라 world into close discussion.
The strains in the last few weeks are in part of a new pandemic and are not currently 카지노 사이트linked to previous outbreaks that happened in 1997 and 2003.
So far, experts believe those cases have come from a group of three bird flu virus isolates that were not previously seen in the region.
These isolates had not been known to pass through the air before.
However, the latest cases, from a flock of C57BL/6SnO7 bird flu birds at Kailasan Primary School in Perth, point the way that the new H5N1 strains could still be circulating in the region.
“I think this is a significant finding. In order to prevent another outbreak from happening, there needs to be routine testing at schools, and that means it’s very important that people follow through with that screening,” Professor George Burgess from the University of Sydney’s School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health said.
He said the finding was extremely worrying given the amount of work being done in Asia to contain bird flu, and how it could have spread between individuals at one time – to them.
“The virus does go through the air sometimes, it’s very slow to circulate through the air. And now that we’ve got a new H5N1 influenza, that’s going to make it even harder to control this,” he said.
A spokesperson for Public Health Australia said testing had been in place, in addition to providing guidance to schools, since February.
“The laboratory is testing for antibodies (from) wild-type H5N1 and H5N1H, which is standard for all birds flu viruses (but) these antibodies are being tested against the new H5N1 viruses,” they said in a statement.
The lab is also testing saliva for antibodies.
“We are encouraged that the H5N1 vaccination is currently providing protection to a number of school children returning from their trips abroad,” Professor Burgess said.