About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Bird Flu Virus Entered New Zealand

by Medindia Content Team on June 17, 2006 at 12:31 PM
Font : A-A+

Bird Flu Virus Entered New Zealand

Deadly H5N1 virus is been brought into New Zealand by scientists to clarify with the suspected case .

At Wallaceville, country's highest security laboratory holds the threatening substance for testing it with the suspected virus in the country.

Advertisement

Joseph O'Keefe, the Wallaceville manager said it has been imported from Australia and stored in vials, which was kept inside a freezer. Well-trained staffs, wearing safe suits are engaged to deal with the dangerous substance.

Evidences are not been found to ensure its spread to humans. So in New Zealand suspected waterfowls were tested for H5N1 virus in the laboratory.

Ron Thornton, the biosecurity expert the imported sample is important to diagnose bird flu cases in New Zealand.

If avian flu attacks here approximately $1.5 million people and 33,000 million will be the sufferers and dying people respectively - health ministry says.

Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2022
Ultra-Low-Fat Diet
Goji Berries May Protect Against Age-Related Vision Loss
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Chicken Pox Bird Flu Shigellosis Flu Swine Flu 
Recommended Reading
Bird Flu
Bird flu (avian influenza/avian flu) is a disease caused by an influenza virus (H5N1) that primarily...
Chicken Pox
Chicken pox is an acute and highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella zoster virus....
Shigellosis
Shigellosis or Bacillary Dysentery is a common cause of gastro-enteritis worldwide and can cause blo...
Swine Flu
Swine flu, a type of influenza caused by a new strain of the H1N1 Type A influenza virus has origina...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
CONSULT A DOCTOR
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)