Friday, May 22, 2009

Pigs infected with the same symptoms


Human swine influenza (H1N1 Type A influenza) epidemic worldwide. In order to have deep understanding of swine influenza virus, Thailand Chulalongkorn University scientists make new born piglets inflect human swine flu, they found that the symptons were same as human and none of them were die.



Damage the lungs when coughing fever

When 22 pigs infected with swine influenza virus, they have flu symptom such as fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and conjunctivitis within the four days, their lung damage very significant and covering 1 of 3 lung.

However, the virus only appear in the respiratory adhesion, the did not penetrate into the blood or tissue, even though pigs are also infected with H3N2 influenza virus, but they do not die.

Researcher refers to the results of this study indicate that swine flu just make the pigs weaned flu-like symptoms, as well as lung damage. This situation make them have a better understanding, and also prevent the swine flu virus reach the Thailand.

Since the outbreak of swine flu, many country denied North America pork products import. But the WHO Secretary-General Dr Margaret Chan mention that there is no evidence to show pork can cause disease, she appeal people continue to eat pork.

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Reference Books

Reference Books
Swine Flu Survival Guide

Swine Flu Dangers - What You Need To Know