Fresh outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu have been discovered across europe the virus has been reported in germany, austria, switzerland, hungary, poland, holland, denmark and. Find out what types of influenza affect birds, what to do to prevent exposure, and what health organizations say about the avian flu. Influenza a virus subtype h5n1, also known as a(h5n1) or simply h5n1, is a subtype of the influenza a virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species a bird-adapted. Who fact sheet on avian influenza: includes key facts, definition, clinical features, antiviral treatment, risk factors for human infection, human pandemic potential, who response. Find bird flu latest news, videos & pictures on bird flu and see latest updates, news, information from ndtvcom explore more on bird flu. How many strains of bird flu are circulating so far in this outbreak, the us has seen highly pathogenic cases of h5n8 and h5n2 strains in domestic poultry. Read our article and learn more on medlineplus: avian influenza.
Animal influenza viruses are distinct from human seasonal influenza viruses and do not easily transmit between humans however, zoonotic influenza viruses - animal influenza viruses that may. Avian influenza (ai) or bird flu is a highly contagious viral infection which can affect all species of birds and can manifest itself in different ways depending mainly on the ability of. Avian flu, also known as bird flu is a virus can affect humans - causing symptoms ranging from mild conjunctivitis to severe pneumonia and even death now the virus has spread to the uk. An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed at a farm in lincolnshire by the department for environment food & rural affairs more than 5,000 caged animals are known to have been affected.
Bird flu latest breaking news, pictures & news photos find bird flu news headlines, comments, blog posts and opinion at the indian express. As nine swans are found to have died from bird flu, is the disease in danger of spreading around the uk. This page contains information about avian influenza, also known as bird flu the.
Another outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in the uk - the second in the space of just one week today, the h5n8 avian flu strain was confirmed in a. Breaking news headlines about bird flu linking to 1,000s of websites from around the world. Latest bird flu news, photos, blogposts, videos and wallpapers explore bird flu profile at times of india.
Avian influenza—known informally as avian flu or bird flu is a variety of influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds the type with the greatest risk is highly. Flu is evolving in new and unpredictable ways in china’s poultry a woman in china has been infected by a new type of flu with thousands of people travelling after chinese new year, the. Should you be concerned about a particularly bad strain of bird flu - h5n1 webmd went to public health experts to get answers to your questions about how it is spread, its symptoms, and how. Bird flu, or avian flu, causes symptoms such as fever, cough, and sore throat learn about vaccination, transmission, treatment, prevention, and prognosis.
Get the facts on bird flu (avian flu) causes, symptoms in humans, vaccines, infection prevention, and treatment information two types of influenza a virus, h5n1 and h7n9, cause avian. This map shows how bird flu has swept across europe and now threatens to spread to uk poultry and other birds.
Bird flu: bird flu, a viral respiratory disease of poultry and certain other bird species, including migratory waterbirds, that can be transmitted to humans. At least 30 swans from the queen's flock have died due to an outbreak of bird flu. Officials are investigating a suspected outbreak of bird flu after a number of wild swans thought to be owned by the queen reportedly died in windsor. The outbreak of avian flu that decimated farmed and wild birds around the world and in germany in 2016 doesn't show signs of letting up in 2017 but experts disagree on the causes behind the. Bird flu is back in the uk after the government confirmed a number of turkeys at a farm in lincolnshire have tested positive for a strain of the disease which has been circulating in europe. Avian influenza refers to infection of birds with avian influenza type a viruses these viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other.
The symptoms of bird flu in humans are similar to those of regular influenza. Welcome at news and information about avian flu / bird flu.