avian flu


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avian flu:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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government leaders were giving enough attention to avian flu, up from 45 percent 2006.
The findings were made after a team from the university's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Department of Mathematical Sciences was asked to produce an avian flu model by the Department of the Environment and Rural Affairs.
As in 2006, the vast majority of Americans report that news about avian flu is not impacting their eating habits when it comes to poultry or poultry products: roughly nine in ten say that there has been no change in their consumption of each of chicken, turkey or eggs.
In Laos, 42 of the 45 outbreaks of avian flu in the spring of 2004 occurred on factory farms, and 38 were in the capital, Vientiane.
Question: How would you know if you had a human strain of avian flu and what are the symptoms?
Nevertheless, countless magazine covers, newspaper articles and cable news "threat alerts" have been devoted to the imminent threat of an avian flu pandemic in 2006.
perceived importance of television news discussion of how avian flu spreads and of the efforts of scientists.
The program shed light on the complexity of planning for Avian flu, which requires a new, never before addressed, approach to crisis management.
19, 2005, to test for avian flu after rare eagles, peacocks and other birds at the zoo were infected by the virus.
SIR - Confining free-range poultry indoors is a panic reaction to avian flu and has several major flaws.
A resilient wild waterfowl, such as the mallard, could therefore become a permanent biological reservoir for a strain of avian flu with pandemic-causing potential.
The best prospects for containing avian flu come from using vaccines in conjunction with rigorous surveillance, quarantines, escape-proof poultry coops, and disinfection of poultry handlers and their equipment.

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