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  Flu, Flu Tablet, Flu Herbal Products - Buy Flu Medicine
Flu, also known as Influenza B, Influenza A, Asian flu type B, Asian flu type A or Asian flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that causes fever, headache, muscle aches, and weakness.
It is imperative to distinguish between the flu (or influenza) and the common cold.
Flu is unlikely to infect the nose — it goes for the throat and generally causes headaches and high temperatures.
www.herbsmd.com /cure81/flu.html   (1061 words)

 Bird Flu Treatment - Bird Flu Guide
Bird flu has the same symptoms as conventional flu, but the difference is that bird flu can cause complications that may lead to death.
The first bird flu treatment administered to those that have been infected is the same treatment that is applied to the common flu patients.
The main purpose of the bird flu treatment is to stop the disease from causing any complications, because the complications caused by bird flu can often cause death.
www.bird-flu-info-center.com /bird-flu-treatment.htm   (397 words)

  Avian Flu Bird Flu History Causes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The virus is well established in many Asian regions, it is proving to be versatile and resistant and AI viruses are excreted by domestic ducks without causing any symptoms of the disease, making it more problematic for humans to understand the risk and avoid infection.
The bird flu outbreak was caused by transporting the birds and the moving equipment from farm to market.
Asians are being warned by WHOM that they must completely change their lifestyle and attitudes towards animals.
www.birdavianflu.com /BirdFluHistory.htm   (2538 words)

 Pandemic-causing 'Asian flu' accidentally released - health - 13 April 2005 - New Scientist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The flu testing kits were sent to some 3700 labs between October 2004 and February 2005 by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a professional body which helps pathology laboratories improve their accuracy, by sending them unidentified samples of various germs to identify.
The most lethal flu pandemic on record, in 1918, was caused by an influenza A of the H1 type, named for the haemagglutinin, a surface protein, it carries.
But after 1968, H2 flu disappeared - so anyone born after this year will have no immunity to H2 flu and any escape of the virus in the test kits could be as lethal to them as the Asian flu of 1957.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn7261   (713 words)

 HHS - National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO)
Although the Asian flu pandemic was not as devastating as the Spanish flu, about 69,800 people in the U.S. died.
First, the Hong Kong flu virus was similar in some ways to the Asian flu virus that circulated between 1957 and 1968.
Earlier infections by the Asian flu virus might have provided some immunity against the Hong Kong flu virus that may have helped to reduce the severity of illness during the Hong Kong pandemic.
www.hhs.gov /nvpo/pandemics/flu3.htm   (1150 words)

 Avian Inflenza - Asian Bird Flu - Symptoms, Vaccines, News, Facts & Information
Doctors and healthcare officials are preparing for the possibility that a virulent strain of avian flu may become a serious threat to humans.
Warnings of the Asian bird flu, the newest strain of the flu, first appeared in areas around Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam in the late 90's.
In 1918-19 the "Spanish flu," caused the highest number of known flu deaths: more than 500,000 people died in the United States, and 20 million to 50 million people may have died worldwide.
www.chiff.com /health/disease/asian-bird-flu.htm   (904 words)

 Killer Asian Bird Flu
The part of the flu bug that determines immunity is the H (for hemagglutinin) molecule on the outside of the virus.
The bird flu sweeping Asia is an H5 flu bug.
And health authorities gave human flu vaccines to all poultry handlers in an effort to prevent dual infection that might lead to a new human flu.
www.thenazareneway.com /vegetarian/asian_bird_flu.htm   (1087 words)

 The Flu
The "swine flu" of the mid-1970's was actually reported first in swine, and millions of Chinese chickens were destroyed in late 1998 to help control the possible spread of the Hong Kong flu strain to people.
Children under 9 years old who are getting their first flu shot need two shots 4 weeks apart; after that, only one shot is needed each year (although all of this may change in a given year depending on the latest virus drifts and shifts).
The CDC has to figure out what flu virus strains are needed for a given flu season 6-9 months before the season starts so that the manufacturers have enough time to produce vaccine.
www.drreddy.com /shots/flu.html   (2438 words)

 Avian Flu : Web focus : Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Outbreaks of chicken flu occur in The Netherlands due to the H7N7 avian flu virus.
WHO warns that the H5N1 bird flu virus might spark a flu pandemic that could kill millions of people, and is concerned that "much of the world is unprepared for a pandemic" and needs to enhance preparedness to reduce its potential impact.
The Philippines, so far the only Asian country unaffected by bird flu, report their first case in a town north of the capital, Manila, but do not confirm whether it is the H5N1 strain.
www.nature.com /nature/focus/avianflu/timeline.html   (2470 words)

 Councilcea.org-Asian Flu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Asian Farm Practices Remain Unchanged and a New Deadly Asian Bird Flu is Produced
Once again, the world is facing a pandemic threat of a deadly type of flu, and, once again, that threat is emanating from Asia, where such previous danger has erupted.
Across the vast Asian continent, millions of farms still keep animals cooped up in close proximity to humans and still pack animals in cages to the point where many die daily from the stress of overcrowding.
www.councilcea.org /articles/global/asianflu.htm   (582 words)

 The IMF and the Asian Flu
Asian banks are large debtors to foreign banks, and a large part of the debt is very short-term.
The major banks should have been brought together in mid-1997 to underscore their collective interest in avoiding a self-defeating panic (such discussions in fact began only at the end of December 1997, once the panic was already in full swing).
Asian governments will borrow tens of billions of dollars to enable their banks to pay off foreign creditors, but the internal economies may well collapse.
www.wright.edu /~tran.dung/imf_sachs.htm   (3680 words)

 Bird Flu Symptoms - Bird Flu Guide
Bird flu is the most dangerous of the diseases that initially affected animals and then mutated and started to affect humans too.
Only a few hundred people were diagnosed with bird flu, but more than half of them died because the virus is very strong and the illness progresses very quickly.
In the beginning, the bird flu symptoms are the same as the normal influenza symptoms - fever, sore throat, cough, but as the disease progresses the bird flu symptoms differ from the ones regular influenza causes to appear, and they can even cause death if complications appear.
www.bird-flu-info-center.com /symptoms-of-bird-flu.htm   (273 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Avian Flu
The H5 strain of avian flu has hit Canada, in British Columbia and P.E.I., but, it is the not the dangerous variety of bird flu.
Definition: The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
Bird flu is an infection caused by avian influenza viruses.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/avianflu   (1929 words)

 Bird Flu Information - Arizona Department of Health Services
Although it is likely that the Asian Bird Flu virus will be detected in birds in the United States in the future, there will be a low risk for large outbreaks in domesticated birds, as U.S. commercial poultry flocks are more safe and secure from outbreaks than in most parts of the world.
At this time, testing for Asian Bird Flu would not be appropriate- except in cases where the patient had traveled to an area of the world affected by Asian Bird Flu and had close contact with infected birds or humans.
Pandemic flu is a global human outbreak, or pandemic, of serious flu illness that spreads easily from person to person and is caused by a new flu virus.
www.azdhs.gov /avianflu   (1202 words)

 influenza, flu, Asian flu, Swine flu, Bird flu, Spanish flu, Hong Kong flu, flu vaccine, flu symptoms,flu epidemic, flu ...
Flu occurs every year but there are worldwide outbreaks every 10 to 15 years.
Flu patients usually ache all over and this is often concentrated in the low back and thighs.
When the flu strikes, it hits the lining cells of the trachea, bronchi and small tubes or bronchioles.
www.meditec.com /diseases-disorders-influenza.html   (480 words)

 Asian Flu Article
China, however, will not manifest the same extreme symptoms of the flu as in Korea for several reasons, of which the most obvious are the lack of capital account convertibility and greater reliance on FDI than borrowing.
The financial crisis in Asian economies will probably force China to devalue the yuan again to remain competitive in the U.S. market, and this will have repercussions not only for its neighbors and trading partners but also for those foreigners who have invested or consider investing in China.
China is a high growth economy on a "bubble" of speculation largely fueled by excessive bank lending for risky, low-return investments, and such a growth pattern is difficult to pursue without a dramatic correction in expectations.
www.scs.unr.edu /~cer/abstracts/v9n1asianflu.html   (1888 words)

 Asian flu definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
First identified in China in late February 1957, the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957 where it caused about 70,000 deaths.
Immunity to this strain of influenza A (H2N2) was rare in people less than 65 years of age, and a pandemic was predicted.
Unlike the virus that caused the 1918 pandemic, the 1957 pandemic virus was quickly identified, due to advances in scientific technology.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=26428   (315 words)

 Asian Bird Flu | Media Kits | CAES News | UGA
No, the number of people that have become ill with bird flu is very small considering the size and duration of the outbreak among domestic birds and the large number of persons who have been exposed.
Recently, there has been some evidence that migratory waterfowl may have spread the Asian H5N1 "bird flu" virus to domestic poultry across national borders, but the mechanism of this spread is not yet fully understood and it is unknown if this virus will remain in wild bird populations once they are infected.
The antivirals have limited usefulness in the prevention of flu, and the virus is capable of becoming resistant over time.
www.caes.uga.edu /news/kits/birdflu/faq.html   (1679 words)

 Understanding Avian Bird Flu. Asian Bird Flu and Fowl Flu.
Asian bird flu, otherwise known as Avian Influenza or Avian Bird Flu has the potential to become the next worldwide pandemic.
Asian Bird Flu worries doctors and researchers who are nervous that the virus will mutate, as flu viruses frequently do, and the Asian Bird Flu will become a virus that attacks humans who currently have absolutely no immunity to it.
This bird flu mutated to a form that was contractible by humans and many people died because of it.
www.fowlflu.com   (539 words)

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a specific kind of virus.
The Asian flu resulted in 70,000 U.S. deaths in 1957-58, and the Hong Kong flu of 1968-69 claimed 34,000 lives in the United States.
Because vaccine strains are chosen nine to 10 months before the flu season and because influenza viruses mutate over time, the circulating strains can change between the time the vaccine strains are chosen and the next flu season.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/hb/hbflu.htm   (1166 words)

 USATODAY.com - Vaccines to be tested as bird flu warnings spread   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid dire warnings of an Asian pandemic, the government is preparing to test an experimental bird flu vaccine and is increasing disease surveillance in hopes of reducing the toll from any eventual American outbreak.
The flu has affected poultry in eight Asian countries, with 45 human deaths among people who caught the illness, a strain of flu known as H5N1.
So far, humans appear to have caught this flu from chickens and other poultry, and the virus is not known to have spread from person to person.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2005-02-23-bird-flu-vaccine_x.htm   (914 words)

 1997 East Asian financial crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though called the "East Asian" crisis because it originated in East Asia, its effects rippled throughout the globe and caused a global financial crisis, with major effects felt as widely as Russia and Brazil, as investors lost confidence in emerging markets.
Although most of the deposits in PRC banks are domestic and there was not a run on the banks, there was a fear within the Chinese government that weak banks would cause a future crisis lead to a scenario similar to the fall of Suharto in which the Communist Party of China would be overthrown.
Asian countries usually run a trade deficit with Japan because the latter's economy was more than twice the size of the rest of Asia together.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian_financial_crisis   (4943 words)

 Pandemics and Pandemic Threats since 1900
It is estimated that approximately 20 to 40 percent of the worldwide population became ill and that over 50 million people died.
Between September 1918 and April 1919, approximately 675,000 deaths from the flu occurred in the U.S. alone.
In 1999, another novel avian flu virus - A/H9N2 - was found that caused illnesses in two children in Hong Kong.
www.pandemicflu.gov /general/historicaloverview.html   (1115 words)

 TIME Magazine: The Bird Flu Archive Collection
This flu season the focus is on the possible mutation of an avian virus from Asia.
The massive swine flu vaccine program proved to be more of a threat than the disease: it has been implicated in nearly 400 cases of a little-understood, usually temporary paralysis called Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Often called the Spanish flu because some of the earliest cases reported were in Spain, it actually erupted simultaneously in places as far apart as southern Russia and Greenland.
www.time.com /time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_bird_flu,00.shtml   (1043 words)

 Dollar catching Asian flu
Nonetheless, the yuan is converging with the yen and the Korean won and already exerts a strong pull on spot rates for the Hong Kong and Taiwan currencies, possibly hinting at a significant unrecorded trade in the Chinese currency.
While Asian currencies were expected to align themselves with US currency after the 1997-98 regional financial crisis in a de facto dollar bloc, the BIS said there is little evidence that this has occurred, despite the dollar links adopted by China and Malaysia.
Rather, it appears that Asian currencies have become more elastic and their central bankers increasingly determined to pursue an independent course as financial markets gain greater depth and begin to more accurately mirror the region's importance to world trade.
www.fromthewilderness.com /free/ww3/031605_world_stories.shtml   (2633 words)

 Exotic and Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research Unit : Asian Bird Flu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
“Asian Bird Flu” is the name commonly used in the media to describe a deadly form of avian influenza virus that is currently causing a serious outbreak in multiple Asian countries.
This Asian strain of avian influenza is also known as H5N1 avian influenza virus and is a type of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) that causes a severe disease in poultry.
One of the unique features of the Asian Bird Flu is that wild birds can be infected, and increasing evidence suggests that they can spread the virus within and between countries.
www.ars.usda.gov /Research/docs.htm?docid=11425   (1340 words)

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