Unformatted text preview: who become exposed to the infected birds during the slaughtering or when the tainted chicken meat is being processed for food. I would attempt to take precautions for myself and for my family to ensure that we would have less of a risk of contracting avian influenza. We must thoroughly wash our hands with antiseptic soap and wear protection over our mouths and noses when we are either slaughtering or preparing uncooked chicken or eggs to prevent inhaling the virus. Additionally, since the virus has never been found in cooked chicken and eggs, it would be important to make certain that the chicken and eggs that we eat are well cooked. Hopefully these measures would prevent my family and me from contracting avian influenza. References http://www.who.int/topics/avian_influenza/en August 29, 2007 http://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/country/vnm/en/ August 29, 2007 http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_06_29/en/index.html August 29, 2007...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GIS 188 taught by Professor Kimball during the Summer '08 term at University of Washington.
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