Africa: Bird Flu FAQ – What Is Avian Influenza? How Is It Transmitted to Humans? What Are the Symptoms? Are There Effective Treatments and Vaccines? Will H5n1 Become the Next Viral Pandemic?
Avian influenza (“bird flu”) is a highly contagious viral infection that affects wild and domestic birds worldwide. It has recently gained notoriety for its devastating impact on the commercial poultry sector and as an emerging human public health threat. What are avian influenza viruses? Influenza viruses belong to the Orthomyxovirus family and are grouped into … Read more