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.
In addition to humans and birds, Bird flu (H5N1) has been shown to infect dogs, cats, tigers, minks, civets and tigers.
Avian Influenza, H5N1 or Avian Influenza, H7N9.
It is currently known to be possible for the following to be infected with H5N1, the highly pathogenic form of "Bird Flu" that humans can get: Pigs, birds (both wild and domestic), and humans.
H5N1 influenza virus is an avian flu, it is often called bird flu and is more specific than "the flu". Usually when people refer to the flu they do not specify (and most often don't know) which strain of the flu it is, they use "flu" (influenza) to refer to viral respiratory infections in a more general way.So, H5N1 is a flu, an influenza virus, but all strains and types of flu are not H5N1. For example, another subtype of influenza virus is the now well-known 2009 pandemic swine flu, which is identified as Human Influenza virus Type A-H1N1-09. There are other strains that also have the protein configuration H1N1 as the subtype (this is how they are named), and there are many strains for each of them. H1N1 viruses are the viruses that have been involved in pandemics and are commonly included in the seasonal flu vaccines.There is no real difference in treatment for the different influenza viruses in humans, therefore, it most often is not necessary in medicine to do the lab testing to identify the specific virus involved.
It is simply known as the flu virus generally, but each individual strand has its own name, like H1N1 is the swine flu, and H5N1 is the bird flu.
yes h5n1 is a real flu it is a little different than h1n1.
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 name of the strain of virus that causes the Avian (Bird) flu is H5N1.If you are asking for the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code, the new 2010 code for the Avian flu is 488.0.
Currently there is no cure for the bird flu (H5N1), but the symptoms are treated. There has been a vaccine developed for the US, but it is stockpiled by the government in case there is a pandemic, so it is not available as a preventive vaccine yet.
People catch bird flu by close contact with birds or bird droppings. This is just the flu that infects birds. The bird flu that people often call the bird flu is not the same. That one is passed from person to person.Some people have caught H5N1 from cleaning or plucking infected birds. In China, there have been reports of infection via inhalation of aerosolized materials in live bird markets. And some infections have occurred in people who handle fighting cocks.There have been a few cases where one infected person caught the bird flu virus from another person -- but only after close personal contact. So far, there has been no sustained human-to-human spread of H5N1.
it is symply known as th eflu virus, but each individual strand has it's own name. Like H1N1 (the swine flu), and H5N1 (the bird flu).
A blonde walks into a doctor's office and says, "Doc, I'm horribly sick!"The doctor looks at her and asks, "Flu?""No, I drove here."What's the difference between bird flu and swine flu?If you have the bird flu, you need a tweetment.
Q-pan is the approved vaccine for Avian Flu or H5N1.
hygiene and sanitation is very important for broiler chicken as they are very susceptible to diseases. wild bird carry H5N1 virus(bird flu) and broiler are vulnerable to such virus. so during winters and the peroid when migration of birds take place...special care is taken in chicken farms to avoid such dangerous incident of H5N1 flu. H5N1 virus is present in the blood, saliva and other secretions of bird(including excreta). This virus can be spread by footwear also. any contact with the secretions of bird will result in such a disaster. so sanitation is very important.