Evidence of transmission and risk factors for influenza A virus in household dogs and their owners

@inproceedings{RamrezMartnez2013EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence of transmission and risk factors for influenza A virus in household dogs and their owners},
  author={Luis A. Ram{\'i}rez‐Mart{\'i}nez and Mar{\'i}a Contreras‐Luna and Jazm{\'i}n De la Luz and Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Manjarrez and Dora Patricia Rosete and Jos{\'e} F. Rivera‐Benitez and Manuel Saavedra‐Monta{\~n}ez and Humberto Ram{\'i}rez‐Mendoza},
  booktitle={Influenza and other respiratory viruses},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The possible transmission of influenza A virus between dogs and humans is important, as in Mexico City there are approximately 1·2 million dogs. We present the first evidence of influenza A virus infection in household dogs in Mexico. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to identify the presence of antibodies against influenza A virus in dogs and their owners, as well as the presence of RNA of influenza A virus in nasal exudates of dogs and, thereby, assess the possible… CONTINUE READING
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