Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study

Published on: 05/24/2009
Source : Imperial College London news

Avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside a person's nose is too low, according to research published today in the journal PLoS Pathogens. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the University of North Carolina, say this may be one of the reasons why bird flu viruses do not cause pandemics in humans easily. There are 16 subtypes of avian in...

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Saadat Changezi Saadat Changezi
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
May 24, 2009
This is a good article. However, we should not take it easy.
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May 28, 2009
this is a very useful search it tells about the merce of God that Avian flu not spread between human being.
thank you l
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Ganesh Kumar Dahal Ganesh Kumar Dahal
Managing Director MDH Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.
June 2, 2009
This research could plummet havoc of H5N1 virus spread to healthy human being for the time being. Thanks to Medical Research Council of UK for funding for good cause. However alertness is always beneficial to fight with dreaded viral disease.
Thanks for the article.
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Ganesh Kumar Dahal Ganesh Kumar Dahal
Managing Director MDH Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.
June 2, 2009
This research could plummet havoc of H5N1 virus spread to healthy human being for the time being. Thanks to Medical Research Council of UK for funding for good cause. However alertness is always beneficial to fight with dreaded viral disease.

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Arshaq Ramzee Arshaq Ramzee
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 11, 2009
Very good article but I wanted to ask from the authorities that they declared more than 250 persons die due to bird flu, if human nose is too cold for bird flu virus, then what causes the death of those persons? It needs more in depth study and we should stop to jump on the conclusion. Although earlier research also indicates that bird flu virus require a pig or duck as vassel to acquire killer instinct to infect and kill humans. But organizations and authorities, without realizing actual threat, over play the fear of bird flu and that resulted in loss of billions of dollars in the poultry indsutry. Who is responsible?
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Oyedele Oyewumi Oyedele Oyewumi
Technical Marketing Manager
June 15, 2009
this is a great discovery. however what is responsible for human death caused by bird flu ?what is the route of infectionof bird flu from bird to man?is it by contact, inhalation, ingeestion or how
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June 25, 2009
Broilerfarms are dusty surroundings,so it is likely that workers often breath through their mouth instead of nose.

Robert Schuil
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June 19, 2011
This is great research kindly send this research to

W.H.O so no government in world impose ban on import export of poultry products and every poultry family feel secure
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Dr Muhammad Arshad  Manj Dr Muhammad Arshad Manj
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
July 4, 2011
It is a worthy research. It means that INHALING must be through nose and EXHALING through mouth. It is bcs generally the workers at farmshave no knowledge of such important information. Most workers breaths with open mouth.
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Dr Mridul Kumar Borah Dr Mridul Kumar Borah
Veterinary Doctor
October 5, 2011
It is great news for those who are involved in poultry business. People may still be confused .....why then the death in human being occurs? I think detailed study is needed and if it is confirmed then instead of culling operation in the affected areas some other measures should be taken.
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Dr Muhammad Arshad  Manj Dr Muhammad Arshad Manj
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
October 6, 2011
it is a natural barrier to the infectious diseases. But it is threatening that some people who were working died due to H5. It is necessary to know why this happened, isn´t it?
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October 7, 2011
it is good information, next step reseach should discovery why and when the nose of human have decease temperature and or incrase it's temperature. so, I hope big quetion in my country (Indonesia) that have most case of AI in human nect time will get the answer.
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Dr Muhammad Arshad  Manj Dr Muhammad Arshad Manj
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
October 7, 2011
i think a person/attendant ,suffering from high temperature must avoid to attend the flock.
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