Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) -- What is all that about?

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) -- What is all that about?

Flip through any of the newspapers or click any news website that would definitely get devoted a page on this Bird Flu, which is scientifically known as Avian Influenza. Perhaps sometime back, even computer viruses were spreading using this Bird Flu name. Is'nt it?

What is all this about? Let us know background about this and inform others to stay immune and safeguard our society.

Definition It is a highly contagious viral infection which can affect all species of birds and can manifest itself in different ways depending mainly on the pathogenicity of the virus involved and on the species affected.

Wild birds were found with virus infections but they have the inbuilt resistant to survive them however domesticated birds often succumb to these infections.

For more information about Avian Influenza, check out CDC Website from here.

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