Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Avian Influenza Facts

 Avian influenza often refer to as BIRD FLU is flu infection in birds. The virus that causes the disease in birds can change (mutate) so it can spread to humans.

Symptoms of bird flu in humans depend on the strain of virus.
The H5N1 virus in humans causes typical flu-like symptoms, such as:
 1. Cough
 2. Diarrhea
 3. Difficult breathing
 4. Fever (greater than  100.4°F (38°C)
 5. Muscle aches
 6. Cold
 7. Sore throat .
One can get infected if :
You touch an infected bird.You eat raw or undercooked poultry meat, eggs, or blood from infected bird.
 The avian flu virus (H5N1) lives in the environment for long periods of time. Infection may be spread just by touching surfaces that have the virus on them. Birds who were infected with this flu can give off the virus in their feces and saliva .
Prevention they say is better than cure... Stay Safe and Alive.

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