Avian influenza is also known as the "Bird Flu". Influenza is caused by viruses. The virus that causes avian flu is the H5N1 influenza virus.
The H5N1 virus or a variation of an Influenza type A virus causes avian flu. Most human flus are caused by types B and C. H1N1 or swine flu is also type A.
The strains of AH1N1 virus come from various sources. There are strains of H1N1 that cause influenza-like illness and they are endemic to humans. Other strains are endemic in pigs, like the one that mutated from the pig flu to create the pandemic swine influenza (A-H1N1/09) which also has components from avian flu strains. There are also other strains that come from birds that cause avian influenza. Influenza AH1N1 virus is only one of many flu viruses that belong to the influenza A virus subtype.
NO. The Bird Flu is influenza caused by the H5N1 virus, also known as the Avian Flu. H5N1 virus is an influenza virus (cold virus). And Ebola is a filovirus that has little in common with the aforementioned diseases caused by different viruses.
What is avian influenza? Well we will start with the word "avian" which derives from the Latin word "Aves" meaning bird. Influenza is the "flu" so it means - bird flu.Avian influenza (bird flu) is caused by strains of influenza A (influenza A is a virus that has a negative single- stranded, segmented RNA genome).The bird flu is most prevalent among wild birds - go figure. Infections with influenza A in wild birds is asymptomatic but can cause highly lethal illness in domestic birds.Mutations may occur in the avian influenza thro error-prone RNA polymerase making small changes in the genetic code of the virus, and may ultimately be able to infect humans. Although the influenza virus in birds cannot directly infect humans, pigs are easily susceptible to the mutated bird flu, and from pigs humans are prone to acquire it. This explains why Asia is the most common place epidemics occur (because ducks, pigs, and humans are in close contact.)
'Avian Influenza' is not the scientific name, the scientific name is actually Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A, subtype H5N1. The common names are: Avian Influenza, bird flu, and fowl plague.
No. Influenza viruses, including avian "bird" flu have no cells at all.
Bird flu (Avian Flu) is a Type A influenza and contains RNA.
as there are billions of different viruses it depends on what type of virus you want. for example the scienctific name for: Bird Flu = Avian Influenza
Crimean-Congo,SARS,Typhoid Fever,Yellow Fever,Cholera,Malaria,Avian Influenza,Marburg Virus,Ebola Virus,HIV,anthrax. all top the charts worldwide and all caused global responce like th h1n1 virus also unsure about the bubonic plague
Kingdom Animalia Avian comes from the word 'Aves ' which means 'bird, so avian influenza is bird flu. '.
It is a type of flu that affects birds, mostly wild birds or crowded birds in poultry operations. It is passed from bird to bird directly or from bird to human, but there have been no incidences of human to human transmission. It is a very severe influenza with nearly a 50% mortality rate in humans. It is called Avian or Bird Flu as well as the H5N1 influenza virus.
Avian Flu is not contagious. Swine flu is.
Avian influenza. or avian flu.
You might be thinking of the avian/bird flu. Avian means bird and this type of avian flu can be passed to humans through direct contact with infected birds or their saliva or feces.But, having said that, birds did play a role in the development of the new virus A-H1N1/09, known also as "Swine Flu". The new 2009 pandemic influenza virus contains genetic material from five sources: three swine (pig) flu viruses (European, Asian, and American swine flu); avian (bird) influenza; and human influenza. This kind of five-source influenza virus mutation is called a quintuple reassortant. Birds can get the A-H1N1/09 virus, and it is possible that a human could become infected by contact with them or their saliva or feces, although there have been no reports of this so far.See the related question below about what caused the swine flu of 2009.
Avian Influenza, H5N1 or Avian Influenza, H7N9.
No the A-H1N1/09 is a new strain of flu that has genetic material from three types of swine influenza viruses, avian flu virus and human flu virus. The "swine flu" in the mid 1970's was also an A-H1N1 influenza virus but quite a bit different than the pandemic strain.
Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A, subtype H5N1.
It was first seen in birds (avian).
Avian influenza virus doesn't directly affect the immune systems of birds - it is a respiratory infection. However, in response to an infection with avian influenza, the bird's immune system will ramp up production of antibodies against the virus as well as activate natural killer cells that will destroy cells infected with the virus.Symptoms of bird flu in birds:According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Avian Flu in Birds:Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease occurs worldwide. While all birds are thought to be susceptible to infection with avian influenza viruses, many wild bird species carry these viruses with no apparent signs of harm.Other bird species, including domestic poultry, develop disease when infected with avian influenza viruses. In poultry, the viruses cause two distinctly different forms of disease - one common and mild, the other rare and highly lethal. In the mild form, signs of illness may be expressed only as ruffled feathers, reduced egg production, or mild effects on the respiratory system. Outbreaks can be so mild they escape detection unless regular testing for viruses is in place.In contrast, the second and far less common highly pathogenic form is difficult to miss. First identified in Italy in 1878, highly pathogenic avian influenza is characterized by sudden onset of severe disease, rapid contagion, and a mortality rate that can approach 100% within 48 hours. In this form of the disease, the virus not only affects the respiratory tract, as in the mild form, but also invades multiple organs and tissues.
It is referring to the type of the influenza virus. Type A influenza causes flu in birds and some mammals. The main variants of the Type A Influenza Virus include: Bird Flu (H5N1), Human Flu (H3N2, H1N1, H1N2), Swine Flu (H1N1), Novel Swine Flu (H1N1/09) Horse Flu (H7N7, H3N8), Dog Flu (H3N8), and Cat Avian Flu (H5N1 Felidae). There are also Type B and Type C Influenza viruses that infect humans and some other animals.
The last outbreak of avian influenza in britain occurred in 1991 in norfolk.
Influenza is not a bacteria but a virus.