Animal Flu-Ecology

Novel introductions of influenza viruses into the human population from the animal kingdom continue to be a major health problem worldwide. The disease associated with infection shows a broad range of symptoms, depending in part on the genetic properties of the virus but also on which species of host is infected. In the natural host, no signs of infection can be identified by ocular inspection, while other bird species and mammals are more severely affected with symptoms ranging from very mild to very severe and ultimately death. It is widely accepted that all influenza virus strains infecting mammalian species originate from wild birds. Influenza A virus causes a wide spectrum of symptoms in reared birds, from mild illness to a highly contagious and fatal disease resulting in severe epidemics. Only subtypes H1N1 and H3N2 of influenza A virus follow an epidemiological pattern in humans and are considered endemic, though a H2N2 persisted for a long time. Influenza A viruses can be isolated somewhere in the world every month and the infection is sustained and perpetuated in the human population.

Emerging infectious diseases have been increasing in incidence and are a key threat to wildlife and human health. Wild and domestic birds are recognized as the reservoirs of most influenza A viruses.. Reservoirs for all H and N subtypes of avian influenza virus include aquatic birds, particularly waterfowl, in which the vectors multiply in the gastrointestinal tract, producing large amounts of virus usually without producing clinical signs. Land-use changes resulting in farms and wetlands being closer to one another, and open grazing of poultry in rice fields and wetlands shared with wild birds creates mechanisms for transmission of viruses amongst these sectors. As well, spreading of infected manure as fertilizer, or water run-off from infected farms into natural habitats may also explain possible mechanisms by which disease moves from poultry production operations or households into wild bird habitats

  • Zoonotic animal influenza
  • Avian influenza
  • Swine influenza
  • Awareness and practices regarding zoonotic influenza prevention
  • New avenues of flu control
  • Neglected influenza viruses
  • Ebola versus influenza

Related Conference of Animal Flu-Ecology

March 1-2, 2018

5th International congress on Infectious Diseases

Berlin, Germany
May 30-31, 2018

Global experts meet on STD-AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Auckland, New Zealand
June 11-12, 2018

4th World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Dublin, Ireland
July 26-27, 2018

11th Global Infections Conference

Melbourne, Australia
August 20-21, 2018

Annual Meeting on Infectious Diseases

Prague, Czech Republic
August 20-21, 2018

Global HIV/AIDS Congress

Prague, Czech Republic
August 27-28, 2018

9th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Zurich, Switzerland
August 27-29, 2018

Gulf Congress on Rare Diseases

Dubai, UAE
August 29-30, 2018

5th International Conference on Neglected Tropical & Infectious Diseases

| Boston, Massachusetts, USA
August 29-30, 2018

5th Annual Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
August 29-30, 2018

4th Annual Congress on Infectious Diseases

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
September 03-04,2018

Global Experts Meeting on Infectious Diseases

Tokyo,Japan
September 17-19, 2018

8th International Conference on Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases

Cape Town, South Africa
September 27-29, 2018

10thEuro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases

Rome, Italy
October 11-12, 2018

14th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control

Moscow, Russia
October 18-20, 2018

World Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Congress

Abu Dhabi, UAE
November 07-08, 2018

3rd International Conference on Flu and Emerging Infectious Disease

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Dec 05-06, 2018

6th International Conference On Infectious Diseases

Lisbon, Portugal

Animal Flu-Ecology Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in