No. Bird flu is aka Avian Influenza and is caused by influenza viruses not fungi.
It is really the other way around, viruses cause bird flu; the bird flu does not cause other viruses, just the viruses of bird flu. There are various types of bird flu. The two types of avian (bird) flu currently known to infect humans are H5N1 and H7N9.
There was a disease that was affecting humans called 'bird flu' that caused a scare a few years ago but is now extinct. it was called bird flu because it was mainly affecting birds
The black death caused armpit swelllings, buboes, fever and death. Swine flu is basically just another form of the flu.
Flu, bird flu, swine flu, other respiratory viral infections, strep throat, pneumonia and tuberculosis are but few of the diseases, that are caused by droplet infections.
Herpes, Flu, Chicken Pox, Hiv/Aids, Bird Flu, Warts, Etc.
There are no antibiotics for the bird flu. Influenza (all types) is caused by a virus, and hence can't be treated with antibiotics (antibiotics only work with bacteria).
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.
No. it is very rare for a human to get bird flu and only in extream cases will this result in death.
Epidemiologists believe that the Avian (bird) flu is more dangerous because the symptoms and course of the disease are worse. It results in death in 50 to 60% of those infected. It is a more virulent flu, unlike the relatively mild Swine Flu (A-H1N1/09). Although the Swine Flu is spreading faster. The biggest concern is if the two types of flu combine to form one that is as rapidly spread as Swine flu and as virulent as Bird Flu.
yes. bird flu is the flu.
Swine flu is caused by a new influenza virus that has genetic material from several different flu viruses that combined to form the new H1N1/09. The different types of flu involved in the development of the new virus are three types of swine flu (Asian, European, and American), avian "bird" flu, and human flu. Other than that relationship and that they are both influenza viruses, there is no other real relationship. Symptoms, mortality rates, and transmission are quite different between bird flu and swine flu.See the related question below for more informationon what caused this new type of flu.
It depends on how you define "most dangerous". If in numbers of people made sick and spread of the flu, then H1N1/09 that caused a pandemic would be the most dangerous. But, if you consider "most dangerous" to mean having the worst symptoms and highest death rates, that would be the Avian ("Bird") flu where around 50% of those infected die. Luckily, it is not as easily spread as other flu viruses, and it does not spread from human to human in ordinary situations, it requires contact with a diseased bird or its feces or saliva or other secretions.
It depends on how you define "worse". If in numbers of people made sick and spread of the flu, then H1N1/09, that caused a pandemic, would be the worst of the two. But, if you consider "worse" to mean having the worst symptoms and highest death rates, that would be the Avian ("Bird") flu where around 50% to 60% of those infected die and swine flu has a mortality rate below 1%. Luckily, Avian flu is not as easily spread as other flu viruses, and it does not spread from human to human in ordinary situations, it requires contact with a diseased bird or its feces, saliva or other secretions. Most epidemiologists believe that the Avian (bird) flu is more dangerous because the symptoms and course of the disease are worse. It is a more virulent flu, unlike the relatively mild Swine Flu (A-H1N1/09). Although the Swine Flu has spread much faster and farther. Avian flu is still rare world-wide. The biggest concern is if the two types of flu combine to form one that is as rapidly spread as Swine flu and as virulent as Bird Flu.
Actually, the 2009 Swine Flu (Influenza A, Novel H1N1) is just that, a mutation of the swine flu and bird flu combined that people are able to get now as a human virus. See the answer in the related question section below for a more in depth answer to what caused the 2009 Swine flu. I believe you would get oinking bird flu instead. I think it would be flying pig flu but it would be given a scientific name. :) No the answer is ........ Pink oink flying bird flu! Scientific Names:Oinking Bird Flu -- O1B1F1, Influenza Vocalus Porcinious Aviosoarium Flying Pig Flu -- F1P1F2, Influenza Aerosoarus Porcinium Pink Oink Flying Bird Flu -- O2F2B2F3 (P), Influenza Vocalus Porcinious Aerosoarus Aviosoarium, Pinkii
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The Avian "Bird" flu is passed to humans by birds and their saliva and feces. Other forms of influenza that humans can get are also mutations of viruses that birds have had, some are from pigs (like swine flu) and many are from a combination of various swine, human, other, and bird flu strains that "reassort" in a host animal. For more information about how a new strain of the flu can be created through reassortant, see the related question below about what caused the 2009 Swine flu.
The Spanish Influenza
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.
Not very much. The Black death is caused by a bacteria and the swine flu by a virus. The Black death caused 15 million deaths world wide but people never heard about bacteria before and had no means to stop it (an antibiotic). The flu also causes deaths today but we do have a vaccine and it can be prevented. The Black Death infected the lymph system. The flu causes a severe upper respiratory infection.
Yes it does it also caused death to some people.
Flu, swine flu, bird flu, measles, rubella, rubeola (German measles), mumps, chicken pox, polio, rabies, rota virus diarrhoea, norwalk virus vomiting, Epstein bar infection, RSV infection are but few of the diseases that are caused by viruses.
No, bird flu is a disease caught from birds.