Bird Flu : A Research Paper

H5N1 is an avian influenza virus subtype. The H5N1 flu is what is commonly meant when talking of “bird flu” or “avian influenza“. It is a viral disease that causes illness in many species including humans and is a pandemic threat. Due to the high lethality and virulence of HPAI A(H5N1), its endemic presence, its increasingly large host reservoir, and its significant ongoing mutations, the H5N1 virus is the world’s largest current pandemic threat, and billions of dollars are being spent researching H5N1 and preparing for a potential influenza pandemic. At least 12 companies and 17 governments are developing pre-pandemic influenza vaccines in 28 different clinical trials that, if successful, could turn a deadly pandemic infection into a non-deadly one.

The Avian Flu claimed at least 500 human lives in Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Romania, China, India, Turkey and Russia in the past 3 years. Epidemiologists are afraid that the next time such a virus mutates, it could pass from human to human. If this form of transmission occurs, another pandemic could result.

Full-scale production of a vaccine that could prevent any illness at all from the strain would require at least three months after the virus’s emergence to begin, but it is hoped that vaccine production could increase until one billion doses were produced by one year after the initial identification of the virus…

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2 Responses to Bird Flu : A Research Paper

  1. avian says:

    Mild infection is caused by a low pathogenic strain of bird flu virus. Symptoms of the infection include ruffled feathers and reduced rate of egg production. The virus doesn’t cause death in infected poultry, and often goes undetected because the infected bird eventually gets better.

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