CP Biology A - Bird Flu Pandemic

CP Biology A - Bird Flu Pandemic - viruses from one ill...

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Bird Flu Pandemic A Pandemic is an Epidemic around the world and affecting a large amount of the population. One kind of past epidemic is the Black Plague which killed over 50 million people mostly in Europe. It came from rats and bacteria in an abandoned ship that came from Russia. Infected birds shed flu virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Vulnerable birds become infected when they have contact with contaminated surfaces that are contaminated with disease. Most cases of bird flu infection in humans have resulted from contact with infected birds or contaminated surfaces. The spread of avian influenza
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Unformatted text preview: viruses from one ill person to another has been reported very rarely, and it has not spread from one person to more than another. The risk from bird flu is generally low to most people because the viruses occur mainly among birds and do not infect humans since it has not yet evolved into a human attainable virus. You can protect yourselves by staying away from bird. You can consume bird since the flu is killed when cooked. New research suggest that Bird Flu is widespread but less deadly....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course HISTORY 100 taught by Professor Billiamvech during the Spring '06 term at Beacon FL.

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