DOGS COULD CAUSE THE NEXT BIG FLU OUTBREAK IN HUMANS

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

Getting the flu is no joke, and now researchers say dogs could be the carrier of the next deadly flu outbreak among humans. Researcher, Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, from New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, says, "The majority of pandemics have been associated with pigs as an intermediate host between avian viruses and human hosts. In this study we identified influenza viruses jumping from pigs into dogs." The scientists say it's time to think about the ways to restrict the circulation of the flu in dogs.

(Daily Mail

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