that are found in poultry and other birds. It is more properly called Avian Influenza. There are two strains of this kind of influenza virus are known to infect humans in very rare circumstances. H5N1 is one of the specific strains of bird flu that infects humans. H7N9 is the other and new strain just discovered in humans in Spring 2013.
Flu viruses are a group of RNA viruses categorized to the three main types of influenzaviruses found in humans and other animals. These are classified as Influenza Types A, B, and C. "Bird flu" refers to an illness caused by any of the many different strains of Type A flu viruses that are endemic in birds.
All known bird (or avian) flu viruses are Influenza A viruses. Inf
H1N1 is swine flu H5N1 is chicken flu
Dogs are not susceptible to the H5N1 bird flu.
The H5N1 Virus is the Avian Flu, or otherwise recognized as the bird flu. :)
Avian Influenza type A,or H5N1.
Yes. It is also known as 'Bird Flu'
Influenza A virus H5N1, is known as "bird flu". H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and animals. A filtered and purified influenza A vaccine for humans is being developed.
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.
Yes. To date (14-11-08) there have been 245 human deaths due to Bird flu (H5N1)
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.
Avian Influenza, H5N1 or Avian Influenza, H7N9.
In addition to humans and birds, Bird flu (H5N1) has been shown to infect dogs, cats, tigers, minks, civets and tigers.