Showing posts with label Avian Influenza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avian Influenza. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Knowing Bird's Flu or Avian Influenza


Avian influenza is a strain of influenza that primarily infects birds. It is often called the bird flu. In Asia and Africa, there have been cases of avian influenza that have infected humans.

To date there have been few cases of human illness. However, many infected patients have died. There is also concern that the virus could become more efficient at infecting humans. Some health experts are concerned that this could eventually cause a pandemic of this disease. A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak. However, the virus is not currently increasing in severity.