The Independent: ‘Dog Flu’ adapting to infect humans, warn scientists


The virus known as the “dog flu” descended from a type of bird flu. While bird flus do not spread easily among humans, there is concern that a virus could establish itself in a mammal species, such as dogs, and then be more easily transmitted to humans. Professor James Wood, head of the veterinary medicine department at the University of Cambridge, says the dog flu has become a dog specific virus, but as it evolves, it is becoming more easily transmitted within mammals.

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