Avian Influenza ( Influenza )

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Avian Influenza (H5N1) In this task, the investigation will be done is about the emerging infectious disease and the name of disease will be researched is avian influenza. Avian Influenza is also known as bird flu, is a type A influenza virus. It is lethal to poultry and is potentially fatal in humans. Avian Influenza is defined as emerging infectious disease (Bird flu (avian influenza), 2012). Water birds such as wild ducks are believed to be the carriers of all avian influenza type A viruses. The viruses are carried inside the birds’ intestines and are distributed into the environment via bird faeces (poo). Migratory birds infected with the virus could potentially spread the bird flu to any of the countries they visit. Wild birds…show more content…
Throughout this task, research how the disease is currently being managed and evaluate include attempts to contain or eradicate this disease (past and present), the development of vaccine for against the disease and barriers to effective management. After that, suggest modifications and improvements to the current management. The name of disease is avian influenza, it is also known as bird flu. The disease came from Hong Kong at the first time in 1997, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus was first documented, when it caused severe respiratory problems in 18 humans, of whom six died. Characteristics of the pathogen of avian influenza are from the water birds such as wild ducks and the viruses are carried inside the birds’ intestines and are distributed into the environment via bird faeces (poo). Migratory birds infected with the virus could potentially spread the bird flu to any of the countries they visit. The avian influenza virus can more frequently kill domesticated birds, such as chickens and turkeys. Besides, humans who have close contact with sick birds are at risk of infection with bird flu. For example a person may handle a sick bird, contaminate their hands with chicken faeces, and forget to wash their hands before eating. They will then ingest the infected bird faeces. This is the most common way for a human
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