Bird flu

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Bird flu may refer to:

Biology and disease[edit]

  • Avian influenza, influenza endemic to pigeons and some birds
    • Influenza A virus, the causative agent for bird flu; the genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses to which all viruses responsible for avian influenza belong (it also includes viruses that are endemic to humans and other animals)

Bird flu confirmed in Japan.That the bird was infected with H5N8 influenza A virus. The result of gene sequencing indicated that a HA0 cleavage site of the amino acid sequence was consistent with that of highly pathogenic Avian influenza Virus.[1] 17-December-2014

Italy has reported on outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a turkey farm in the northeastern part of the country,which has never been detected in humans.[2]

Ninth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu.The WHO has warned that whenever bird flu viruses are circulating in poultry, there is a risk of sporadic infections or small clusters of human cases, especially in people exposed to infected birds.Egypt's H5N1 cases have largely been found in poor rural areas in the south, where villagers, particularly women, tend to keep and slaughter poultry in the home.[3]


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