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Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Nowadays there is a lot of news about swine flu and the deaths it has caused. It has caused worldwide panic. There are many types of swine flu viruses but the most virulent and famous is the SIV (Swine Influenza virus) which is naturally found in pigs, this is where it got it name from.
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500In the 1330s, the bubonic plague killed millions of people. Transmitted by rats, the disease originated from China. It later spread to Europe when merchants came back from their long voyage from China. The disease was also spread by fleas that when passed on to humans, became fatal. The bubonic plague continued for years and took the lives of millions of people.
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500The global health community has been in a state of alarm due to recent outbreaks of the avian influenza disease in many parts of the world, particularly in Asia. The disease has infected humans, prompting many to believe that a global pandemic will soon occur. In the past decades, avian influenza has affected only birds and in some cases, pigs. Avian influenza does not normally affect humans but the first human case of avian influenza has been recently documented. Diseases previously known to only affect animals have crossed over to humans - avian influenza being one of these diseases. As a consequence, this crossing over has started many of the health pandemics that the world has suffered from for centuries.
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400The avian flu that has affected birds and people in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, is different from the flu that many people get during the cold-weather months. Poultry - like chickens and turkeys - tend to get infected with the bird flu by migrating waterfowl (like ducks, geese, and swans), and spread it to other birds through their infected feces, saliva, or secretions.
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Avian flu is caused due to the H5N1 virus which is transmitted from the saliva, fecal matter of the birds. The disease is highly contagious and causes death of birds and poultry population. The virus is lethal and assumes the proportion of pandemic, which can wipe out the entire population of birds and poultry. The virus also spreads to the human beings if they are in contact with the sick bird or poultry. Human beings are also afflicted by the virus which can even be life threatening.
Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Avian bird flu, often referred to as Avian influenza, is an infectious disease found usually in birds which is caused by A strains of the influenza virus. This influenza virus occurs naturally in the intestines of wild birds and usually does not cause them sickness.
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Over the past year, Bird Flu has been pasted on the headlines of every major media outlet in the nation. It seems like everybody is worried about it, but when I ask, no one can tell me exactly what it is. Is it as bad as everyone makes it out to be?
Sat, 25 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500Everywhere you turn you see it on the news. Bird flu is on the rise and people are scared. The Avian or Bird flu is commonly seen among wild birds. It is as typical as the human flu and is transmitted between birds. Find out the facts and you can protect your family.
Fri, 27 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400Bird flu prevention and protection can help prepare you for an influenza pandemic if it were to occur right now. You should become knowledgeable about the magnitude of what can happen is there were a pandemic outbreak. Certain actions can help lesson the impact on your family.
Sat, 23 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400What you must Prepare during a Pandemic Bird Flu? In the past, many countries are caught unprepared during a disease strike, resulting in many deaths and adverse effect on daily life. Today however, we can prepare for a pandemic disease, such as bird flu. These viruses generally spread from person to person when a sick person/animal sneezes or cough.
Thu, 31 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400Bird flu prevention is probably at the top of most people's minds right now, thanks to the ongoing news reports about bird flu spreading to humans in Asia. The good news is, at the moment, there's little danger of bird flu becoming a pandemic in America because the virus only spreads from bird-to-bird and from bird-to-human. But viruses have a bad habit of mutating, and in the event that it does mutate and begin to spread human-to-human, what bird flu prevention methods will be best?
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400Those who have been following the news of the world have invariably heard of the recent bird flu panic. This very dangerous strain of the flu has claimed quite a number of lives in the world and has literally terrified the populace of many countries. Despite the danger of this particular flu strain, many people truly do not know what the bird flu actually is.
Sat, 08 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400All this talk to bird flu has really thrown us all into a tizzy these days but is it something that we really need to be so concerned about? Well, this really depends on who you ask. Some experts will tell you that this new outbreak of bird flu is going to wipe out one third of the worlds population while another stands by and simply scoffs at such a prediction.
Mon, 03 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400If you have been paying attention to the news lately you may of heard of the threat of bird flu and a world pandemic. What would this mean and how would it affect your financial holdings?
Sun, 28 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Although no one can predict with certainty the timing and virus strain of the next pandemic, the risk of an influenza pandemic is serious. Preventing dehydration ranks highest of all treatments for influenza.
Mon, 01 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400I'll have a burger and fries to go and while I'm here check me for the bird flu. Well,... no not as such, but drive thru's may be set up in VA hospitals in America as a suggestion by the government as a quick way of testing people who suspect they may have the bird flu.(This drive thru technique was used last year for a vaccine program in the U.S .)
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400The bird flu though not an epidemic for humans yet, but for some species of birds, it is probably the worst thing that can happen. The effect is so potent that a mortality rate of 100 per cent has been recorded, with the infected birds dying in less than 48 hours.
Sat, 08 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400Recently, Utah's epidemiologist, Dr. Robert Rolfs, injected his entire state with a heavy dose of complacency and told them not to worry about bird flu. He said, "Avian influenza means bird influenza. It's a problem for birds right now in other parts of the world, and it is a problem for birds there." He was persuading KSL-TV reporter Shelley Osterloh that there was nothing to worry about in Utah.
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400To combat a possible avian bird flu epidemic, the following should be considered and done. The single most important thing than can be done for an epidemic, such as avian bird flu, is to have well-prepared local health care systems. People should be prepared in ways that are sustainable and will remain useful even if the epidemic does not occur.
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400What exactly do we have against the Bird Flu virus if it does materialize into a sudden threat? The governments of some countries have been claiming that they are stockpiling vaccines already. However how can that be possible when the vaccine we so dearly need is still under development.
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400Avian influenza, or bird flu as it is more commonly known, was discovered over a century ago in Italy and to date, there are several strains of the bird flu virus. Many of these strains have become deadly, particularly the H5 and H7 strains. The deadliest one to date, the H5N1 strain, has reportedly killed 70 people in Asia alone in the last two years. Many scientists believe that if proper action is not taken, bird flu has the potential to be the fourth major pandemic in the world.
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400It is important to know the symptoms of bird flu so that you can respond quickly and appropriately if you see these symptoms. We live in a marvelous time when technology has become man's servant. For the average person, everyday living has become more a matter of pressing buttons than a matter of hard physical labor. Meanwhile, advancements in technology have crossed the digital divide. There are far fewer barriers to communication now. Also, it is now possible to diagnose most serious diseases. In many cases we can even cure these diseases.
Thu, 06 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400People who have close or direct contact to infected poultry can contract the disease after coming in contact with bird secretions or feces. When bird flu hit most Asian countries, it prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge China to test its wild birds, particularly geese that migrate from its waters during the harsh winter. The disease spread so fast from one bird to another that about 5,000 birds were killed in one season. People who have close or direct contact to infected poultry can contract the disease after coming in contact with bird secretions or feces.
Thu, 06 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400It is important for people to realize that the bird flu virus is not merely one country's problem. It is a serious global problem that affects all countries and all peoples. In the 1330s, the bubonic plague killed millions of people. Transmitted by rats, the disease originated from China. It later spread to Europe when merchants came back from their long voyage from China. The disease was also spread by fleas that when passed on to humans, became fatal. The bubonic plague continued for years and took the lives of millions of people.
Thu, 06 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400Recent outbreaks have put bird flu disease at the center stage of the global health community. The possibility of a global pandemic is serious enough that deaths caused by bird flu warrant a closer examination.