Monday, April 23, 2012

Taiwan Bird Flu: Poultry workers test positive for H5N2

AVIAN FLU: It is the first time the Centers for Disease Control has found the antibodies carried by humans, but officials said there was no risk of transmission between humans.

Three poultry farm workers have tested positive for H5N2 antibodies, but are all healthy and have not developed flu-like symptoms, the Council of Agriculture said yesterday.

The council reminded the public that the H5N2 avian influenza does not infect humans and that last month’s outbreak appeared to be winding down.

After the outbreak, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) began collecting blood samples from 141 workers at poultry farms where the H5N2 virus was found. Read More

Note: So H5N2 Does NOT Infect humans but 3 workers tested POSITIVE for H5N2?