Bird Flu


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The author explores the underlying conditions that would create a bird flu pandemic, examines the ways in which the public can protect themselves and their families, and describes what can be done to reduce the likelihood of spreading this disease.

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Author by Michael Greger
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
Read Book 465
ISBN Number 9781590560983

The Bird Flu Pandemic


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Based on the recent avian flu outbreaks that have emerged into human populations, the World Health Organization now warns us that bird flu--if mutated into a supercontagious pandemic form--could visit millions of homes within two years. The Bird Flu Pandemic provides definitive answers to the questions on all our minds: - Should we be getting reading for a world catastrophe, and if so, what should we be doing? - Will masks help? - Should we feed our kids poultry? - Will we be able to go to work? - Will we be able to leave the house? - What about pets? - Just how bad could this get? Dr. Greene knows exactly what we need to do to keep our families safe, sane, and secure in the face of what is potentially an unprecedented and life-threatening worldwide scourge.

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Author by Dr. Jeffrey Greene
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 1429904860

Global Spread Of The Avian Flu


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Avian influenza, or 'bird flu', is a contagious disease of animals caused by viruses that normally infect only birds and, less commonly, pigs. Avian influenza viruses are highly species-specific, but have, on rare occasions, crossed the species barrier to infect humans. In domestic poultry, infection with avian influenza viruses causes two main forms of disease, distinguished by low and high extremes of virulence. The so-called "low pathogenic" form commonly causes only mild symptoms (ruffled feathers, a drop in egg production) and may easily go undetected. The highly pathogenic form is far more dramatic. It spreads very rapidly through poultry flocks, causes disease affecting multiple internal organs, and has a mortality that can approach 100%, often within 48 hours. A pandemic can start when three conditions have been met: a new influenza virus subtype emerges; it infects humans, causing serious illness; and it spreads easily and sustainably among humans. The H5N1 virus amply meets the first two conditions: it is a new virus for humans (H5N1 viruses have never circulated widely among people), and it has infected more than 100 humans, killing over half of them. No one will have immunity should an H5N1-like pandemic virus emerge. All prerequisites for the start of a pandemic have therefore been met save one: the establishment of efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus. The risk that the H5N1 virus will acquire this ability will persist as long as opportunities for human infections occur. These opportunities, in turn, will persist as long as the virus continues to circulate in birds, and this situation could endure for some years to come.

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Author by Marilyn R. Bethe
Genre eBook Medical
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ISBN Number 1600210112

Avian Influenza Or Bird Flu What You Need To Know


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Looks at the H5N1 strain of bird flu and how it is effecting the world bird population and what its potential impact will be on the world human population should it become easily transmittable.

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Bird Flu


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Already available in Turkey, China, France, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Great Britain and around the globe, Bird Flu: What We Need to Know is a must-read for: Anyone who has had any kind of flu and doesn't want to get sick again Anyone who is worried about ongoing reports of avian flu Anyone who wants to be prepared, just in case.Bird flu. It's in the news every day, and whenever it's mentioned, so is the word "deadly." Experts say it's only a matter of time before the virus mutates so that it can spread from person to person. Some 50 million people died of the Spanish flu in 1918; in this age of global travel, the next pandemic could be far worse.In Bird Flu: What We Need to Know, science writer A.A. Avlicino looks not only at the virus and how it spreads, but also at the preventive measures you can take to avoid getting it -- or any virus.

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Author by A. A. Avlicino
Genre eBook Medical
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ISBN Number 1894974158

Protecting Poultry Workers From Avian Influenza Bird Flu


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"The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests help in protecting poultry workers from infection with viruses that cause avian influenza (also known as bird flu). Although human infection with avian influenza viruses is rare, workers infected with certain types of these viruses may become ill or die. Some types of avian influenza viruses can cause serious illness or death in poultry and other birds. These viruses are referred to as highly pathogenic viruses. Rarely, these viruses may be passed to humans who contact infected poultry or virus-contaminated materials or environments. The following workers are at risk of infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses: Poultry growers and their workers; Service technicians of poultry growers; Workers at egg production facilities (caretakers, layer barn workers, and chick movers); Veterinarians and their staff who work with poultry; Disease control and eradication workers on poultry farms (State, Federal, contract, and poultry farm workers). This Alert describes the following: Avian influenza in humans; Avian influenza outbreaks in chickens; Recommendations for protecting poultry workers from avian influenza. Remember these facts: No avian influenza epidemic now exists in humans; Scientists are currently most concerned about the highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus known as H5N1. As of April 8, 2008, all human cases of influenza caused by this virus have occurred outside the United States; The avian influenza virus rarely infects humans. The avian influenza virus does not pass easily from person to person. NIOSH requests that owners and operators of poultry operations follow the recommendations in this Alert and use the controls presented here. NIOSH also requests that safety and health officials, editors of trade journals, labor unions, and employers bring the recommendations in this Alert to the attention of all poultry workers and poultry farm operators."--NIOSHTIC-2

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Genre eBook Avian influenza
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ISBN Number MINN:31951D02718811F

Hypochondriac S Guide To Tamiflu Oseltamivir For Bird Flu


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This "nimble" guide collects credible, expert-reviewed, public information related to Tamiflu (oseltamvir) for bird flu in a single convenient format designed to be consistent with Amazon.com's Digital Books and Google's Book Search programs.

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Author by W. Frederick Zimmerman
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 9780977742417

Avian Flu


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This continuing series explores different diseases to show the science behind how disease-causing organisms affect the body. Microorganisms have plagued humans since the beginning of time, causing debilitating diseases and even death. But how, exactly, do these microorganisms infect and cause disease? The books in this series examine various microbiological scourges that have affected humans as well as the steps that have been taken to identify, isolate, prevent, and eradicate them. Each title will outline the history and treatments of the diseases, highlighting how improvements in prevention and treatment techniques have affected the disease's impact on the world population. Also known as the bird flu, avian influenza is a disease that once infected only birds but has acquired the ability to infect humans with deadly results.

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Author by Jeffrey N. Sfakianos
Genre eBook Avian influenza
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ISBN Number 9781438101330

Bird Flu Pandemic


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The most probable and the greatest likely imminent threat to the United States and the rest of the world is a severe bird flu pandemic. There are an estimated four influenza (flu) pandemics each century. The last severe one was in 1918. This killed about five percent of the world's population. Five percent of today's U.S. population would be approximately fifteen million people (three hundred million of the world's pop.). Influenza mutates extremely rapidly even compared to other viruses. Influenza also can share genes with other strains of influenza. This makes it very possible or even probable that the deadly persistent bird flu (the H5N1 strain) currently sweeping the wild and domestic bird populations will eventually be able to be easily transmitted from human to human. Influenza has a history of being one of the most contagious of viral infections. The H5N1 strain of influenza is known to have infected 240 humans. Of these, 140 have died for a death rate of 58%. If it becomes easily contagious between humans, no one knows what the death rate will be. It could easily be very high. Modern medicine will not be capable of curing such an infection. This story is about a small group trying to survive in the social upheaval of a severe pandemic. I believe such chaos is possible. (Mike Stones MD)

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Author by Michael Stones
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780595413959

Bird Flu


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This book focuses on the "Bird Flu: the new emerging infectious disease", a new health problem, and the aspects relating to the use of tropical medicine. It specifically covers the clinical aspects, scientific laboratory, public health, as well as the social sciences relating to this new important infectious disease. Mainly, the book presents summative data from the molecular to the population scales, as well as additional metanalysis for important topics. In addition, the diagnostic guideline and clinical practice guidelines of the mentioned conditions are detailed. There is still limited knowledge on this topic while the wider distribution of the disorder due to the globalisation can be expected.

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Author by Viroj Wiwanitkit
Genre eBook Medical
Read Book 167
ISBN Number 1604562382