AVMA confirms that a household cat in Iowa showed signs of H1N1 influenza Amarillo Biosciences.

Dr. Joseph Cummins, President & CEO, ABI, stated, ‘Any possible H1N1 mutations that worsen the virus’ influence on humans could limit the effectiveness of vaccines or other prophylactic measures. Fortunately, intranasal or oral interferon alpha offers been reported by scientists in France, Italy, Germany, Taiwan and the USA to be safe and helpful in controlling viral diseases in cats, hogs, ferrets and poultry, of mutations occurring regardless.’ A Phase 2 medical trial of ABI’s low-dosage oral interferon is ongoing in Australia in 200 healthy human volunteers exposed to the H1N1 influenza virus and additional respiratory viruses during the local influenza season.Besides reports of human infection with triple-reassortant swine influenza A viruses, no human attacks with other novel animal influenza infections have already been reported since national reporting of novel influenza A virus infections was instituted in 2007. Descriptive data were analyzed with the use of Stata statistical software . The evaluation of data presented in this report was not subject to review by the institutional review board, and the Privacy Guideline of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act didn’t apply as the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of data for human situations of novel influenza virus disease is considered a public health surveillance activity.