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  Bird Flu (Avian Flu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
If clusters of people start showing symptoms of the flu in a country where it's known that the virus is spreading, that's a sign that the virus may have mutated in a way that allows it to spread from person to person.
The symptoms of bird flu in people tend to be similar to the typical flu: fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches.
Although you can't get vaccinated against bird flu yet, experts still encourage people to get their flu shots — especially people who are in high-risk groups.
kidshealth.org /teen/infections/colds_and_flu/bird_flu.html   (1743 words)

 Bird flu, Avian Chicken Flu, Asian Flu, pandemic,symptoms,virus,vaccine,asia,H5n1,viet nam,NEWS, deaths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As yet a suitable bird flu vaccine has not been made and even when a proper one is found could take from 6-9 months to produce and two to three years to produce the massive amount needed to vaccine the entire population of the plant.
Bird flu viruses are circulated amongst birds worldwide and are highly transmittable among birds.
The bird influenza virus is endemic in several areas of Southeast Asia and Vietnam, the country most hardest hit, says it does not expect to be able to contain it until next year or 2007 due to the way bird flu spreads still perplexes experts.
www.birdavianflu.com   (1336 words)

 Bird flu (avian flu) symptoms and treatment information on MedicineNet.com
Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses.
Domesticated birds may become infected with avian influenza virus through direct contact with infected waterfowl or other infected poultry or through contact with surfaces (such as dirt or cages) or materials (such as water or feed) that have been contaminated with the virus.
Bird Flu - Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses.
www.medicinenet.com /bird_flu/article.htm   (2772 words)

 Special Report on Bird Flu - New Scientist
But sometimes a bird flu virus jumps to an animal whose immune system it is not adapted to.
Bird flu in Turkey could be adapting to humans
Bird flu cannot be ruled out as the cause of a girl's death in an infected province — if confirmed it would be the country's first reported human case
www.newscientist.com /channel/health/bird-flu   (2381 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.
Birds that survive infection excrete virus for at least 10 days making it easier to spread the virus at live poultry markets and by migratory birds.
Bird flu is an infection caused by avian influenza viruses.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/avianflu/index.html   (1929 words)

 Bird Flu - Are You Prepared?
Bird flu viruses do not usually infect humans, but several cases of human infection with bird flu viruses have occurred since 1997.
In 1997, however, the first case of spread from a bird to a human was seen during an outbreak of bird flu in poultry in Hong Kong.
Bird flu might spread from infected faeces or urine as well as coughed up droplets, a new study on infected cats show, raising fresh fears that it might be difficult to control the situation if human-to-human infection becomes a reality.
www.drugdelivery.ca /bird-flu.aspx   (3622 words)

 Avian flu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flu pandemic viruses are human adapted and also bird adapted.
Since then, avian flu viruses have been intensively studied; resulting in changes in what is believed about flu pandemics, changes in poultry farming, changes in flu vaccination research, and changes in flu pandemic planning.
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): Agricultural and Wildlife Considerations
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bird_flu   (2295 words)

 Bird Flu (Avian Flu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Avian flu is an influenza virus that affects mostly birds and sometimes pigs.
The main difference between the regular flu and avian flu is the way it has spread.
Remember that bird flu is not spreading quickly to humans right now and many people are getting prepared in case something changes.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/infection/bird_flu.html   (745 words)

 Bird flu (avian influenza) - MayoClinic.com
Bird flu has led to the deaths of hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds and to a small number of human deaths.
Health officials are concerned that a major bird flu outbreak could occur in humans if the virus mutates into a form that can spread more easily from person to person.
The grimmest scenario would be a global outbreak to rival the flu pandemic of 1918 and 1919, which claimed millions of lives worldwide.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/bird-flu/DS00566   (236 words)

 WHO | Avian influenza frequently asked questions
Avian influenza, or “bird flu”, is a contagious disease of animals caused by viruses that normally infect only birds and, less commonly, pigs.
The role of migratory birds in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza is not fully understood.
As infected birds shed large quantities of virus in their faeces, opportunities for exposure to infected droppings or to environments contaminated by the virus are abundant under such conditions.
www.who.int /csr/disease/avian_influenza/avian_faqs/en/index.html   (3533 words)

 Bird Flu Hype
I most appreciated the level of documentation and supporting references as well as the down to earth explanations of the science behind the flu as well as other vaccines, not to mention the excursion into the history of flu and vaccination in general.
centers on the avian flu, it is comprised of information that ties together environmental, political, economic, and health issues in a way that presents a bigger picture to the reader.
Through questioning the reliability of reports that the avian flu could jump to humans, she has looked at the bigger picture, which involves our environment, political influences on health care and information, and how economic factors contribute to situations that weaken health.
www.birdfluhype.com   (961 words)

 Bird Flu News
The Egyptian Health Ministry said Monday that a 15-year-old girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which brought the death toll of the disease in Egypt to nine, the official news agency MENA reported.
The deadly strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus was first confirmed in poultry in northern Nigeria on 8 February 2006, although birds had been dying for weeks.
The Egyptian Health Ministry Monday said that a 15-year-old girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll of the disease in the country to nine, the official news agency MENA reported.
www.topix.net /health/avian-flu   (805 words)

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As the H5N1 flu virus continues to sweep across the globe, researchers in some of the countries affected describe in their own words the political and scientific challenges that they face.
Researchers fear that the bird flu virus's next stop will be Africa, where dependence on poultry means that the consequences could be even worse than in southeast Asia.
Despite recent reports from governments that bird flu is under control, it continues to spread through Asia's poultry and claim lives — there are even signs of human-to-human transmission.
www.nature.com /news/infocus/birdflu.html   (1213 words)

 BIRD FLU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The probable reason that birds carry this virus but it does not kill all of them is because birds make their own ascorbate.
Since all flues have some cytokine cascade and since I have not hospitalized a single patient with a flu, it is hard to believe that massive doses of ascorbate would not be extremely helpful in suppressing the cytokine cascade in a bird flu pandemic.
generated by the bird flu virus unless the idiots will use the obvious treatment of using massive doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously until the acute phase is over followed by bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid until fully recovered.
www.orthomed.com /bird.htm   (6554 words)

 CDC - Avian Influenza (Flu) | Key Facts About Avian Influenza
Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses.
Susceptible birds become infected when they have contact with contaminated secretions or excretions or with surfaces that are contaminated with secretions or excretions from infected birds.
During an outbreak of avian influenza among poultry, there is a possible risk to people who have contact with infected birds or surfaces that have been contaminated with secretions or excretions from infected birds.
www.cdc.gov /flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm   (1346 words)

 Avian Bird Flu
There are actually many different kinds of bird flu caused by any one of the 20 strains of...
Bird flu outbreaks in two Mekong Delta provinces of Vietnam have been contained but the risk of recurrence there and els...
Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds.
www.avianbirdflu.com   (1036 words)

 H5N1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birds are also able to shed the virus for longer periods of time before their death, increasing the transmissibility of the virus.
H3N2 ("swine flu") is endemic in pigs in China, and has been detected in pigs in Vietnam, increasing fears of the emergence of new variant strains.
Flu virus-induced increases in the level of cytokines is also associated with flu symptoms including fever, chills, vomiting and headache.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/H5N1   (5080 words)

 Nature web focus: Bird flu
Bird flu outbreaks in Asia have prompted the cull of tens of thousands of ducks and chickens to curtail the disease's spread.
As the human death toll continues to grow, many are concerned that the virus will mutate and trigger a human pandemic.
Bird flu sparks worldwide bid to prevent human pandemic
www.nature.com /nature/focus/birdflu/index.html   (192 words)

 FT.com / In depth / Bird flu
Over the past two years the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu has spread from South East Asia to Europe the Middle East and west Africa, sparking fears of a global pandemic.
Amid mounting fears that a deadly strain of bird flu from Asia could devastate poultry and infect humans, FT science editor Clive Cookson answers your questions.
Avian flu is an international business problem as much as a global threat that needs to be met by a high degree of co-ordination, writes Niall FitzGerald, chairman of Reuters.
www.ft.com /birdflu   (356 words)

 Bird Flu
No more bird flu infected human cases in Egypt - WTO : Transparency helped face virus in Egypt - Agriculture Minister: Egypt will not import chickens from bird flu stricken countries - Ten million doses of bird flu vaccine for poultry wealth in the governorates for free
The Ministry of Health announced the death of the 8th case resulting in bird flu.
"Bird flu has been placed under control and vaccination campaigns have covered all poultry population throughout Egypt,"said Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Amin Abaza.
birdflu.sis.gov.eg /html/index.htm   (166 words)

 "Bird Flu" Similar to Deadly 1918 Flu, Gene Study Finds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Summary Genetic scientists have reconstructed the 1918 "Spanish flu" that killed tens of millions worldwide, and it looks a lot like the "bird flu" that threatens to explode today.
Among their findings: The 1918 virus strain developed in birds and was similar to the "bird flu" that today has spurred fears of another worldwide epidemic.
H5N1, a strain of avian influenza called the bird flu, is the most likely candidate.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/10/1005_051005_bird_flu.html   (671 words)

 CNN.com Specials
The deadly strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, that already has claimed nearly 100 lives in Asia has migrated into parts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The disease is highly infectious in birds but does not, so far, spread easily between humans.
New estimates of the human and financial costs of a potential global pandemic could cost paint a dire picture that has spurred scientists across the world to develop a vaccine to combat the deadly form of bird flu.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2006/bird.flu   (140 words)

 Bird Flu - MSNBC.com
Flu pandemic could kill up to 81 million people
A flu virus as deadly as the one that caused the 1918 Spanish flu could kill as many as 81 million worldwide if it struck today, a new study estimates.
May 5: The Bush administration issued its plan in case a bird flu pandemic hits the United States.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4067116   (458 words)

 CDC - Influenza (Flu) |Avian Flu
Flu viruses, avian flu viruses, spread among birds, spread to people
CDC Press Briefing: Study on Transmissibility of Avian Flu H5N1 in an Animal Model
Q and A: Reconstruction of 1918 Flu Pandemic Virus
www.cdc.gov /flu/avian   (246 words)

 Minnesota PanFlu : Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
You may have heard a lot about avian flu, or bird flu, in the media.
There are actually many kinds of flu that can infect birds and other animals.
The H5N1 flu virus is a bird disease that has spread to about 200 people worldwide.
www.state.mn.us /portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=PanFlu   (267 words)

 MedlinePlus: Bird Flu
Focus on the Flu: Antigenic Drift vs. Antigenic Shift (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Bird Flu Vaccines: Challenges of Preventing a Pandemic (05/15/2006, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
The primary NIH organization for research on Bird Flu is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/birdflu.html   (408 words)

 Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) - US Department of State
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) - US Department of State
Ambassador John Lange, the State Department’s special representative on avian and pandemic influenza, addressed representatives from more than 20 countries who gathered in Mali at the Fourth International Conference on Avian Influenza to share information and boost financial support for preparedness and response efforts worldwide.
The U.S. government added $100 million in international assistance to an original pledge of $334 million made at a conference in Beijing in January.
usinfo.state.gov /gi/global_issues/bird_flu.html   (339 words)

 Bird Flu: Fearmongering For Total Control
Bird flu sparking human epidemic is 'science fiction': Spain
Firms' threat to limit bird flu vaccine (creating artificial scarcity)
Experts fear escape of 1918 flu from lab
www.prisonplanet.com /archives/bird_flu/index.htm   (106 words)

One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information.
Flu terms defined — Seasonal flu, avian flu, and pandemic flu are not the same.
This is an official U.S. Government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
www.pandemicflu.gov   (212 words)

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