bird flu


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bird 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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The H7N9 strain of bird flu that emerged in China in February can be passed between humans, health experts have warned.
Repeated outbreak of bird flu is to be attributed to bad husbandry practices in poultry farms across the country.
Further tests are needed to confirm if the bird flu virus was the more virulent H5N1 strain.
GSK said that its Prepandrix vaccine has worked effectively against the different variants of bird flu.
Dr Al Mousawi added that Bahrain had enough drugs to immunise 15 per cent of its population against regular influenza, which reduces the risk of people contracting bird flu.
Do not let the fact that not a single person in America has died from the bird flu fool you, we are doomed.
There has only been one case, in Fife, Scotland, where a dead swan tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
But the health official added the organisation is "particularly worried" about bird flu infecting pigs because the animals can also become infected with human flu virus.
Covering a whole range of health and healthcare topics, Healthcare Industry Today now offers its readers extensive bird flu news coverage.
The scheme is in response to the growing threat of bird flu.
Chow used a Chinese term to describe bird flu as having become part of the general environment in Hong Kong.
It is the first confirmed case of bird flu on British soil since 1992.