Content tagged "avian influenza:humans"

Government Response to Potential AI Outbreak

In the event that HPAI prevention efforts fail to stop the introduction of disease into this country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and...

Flu Pandemics Since 1900 (Spanish flu, Asian flu and Hong Kong flu)

The Spanish influenza pandemic was an unprecedented catastrophe. It is estimated that 20 to 40 percent of the worldwide human population became ill and that...

Protecting Yourself and Others from Avian Influenza

 Open bird market.Avian influenza (AI) infections are currently rare in humans, but a mutation of the virus could result in more human cases. The first line...

Medications Used in the Prevention and Treatment of AI

There are two groups of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved antiviral drugs available for prevention and treatment of influenza in people:...

Avian Influenza Implications for Public Health

All influenza (flu) viruses have a relatively high mutation rate, however, scientists are particularly concerned about the highly pathogenic avian influenza...

Protecting Backyard Flocks from Avian Influenza

USDA recommends that owners of backyard flocks follow these tips to prevent avian influenza and other poultry diseases: What to learn more about protecting...

Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza

           Last Updated 8/11/2011For case listings by country visit WHO's Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A/(H5N1) Next: Flu...

Avian Influenza and Human Health

Avian influenza viruses generally do not infect humans. However, some highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza have historically been responsible for...

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