tried to get both sides of the story, Some positve some negative.
We think it is unlikely to happen this year.
water bird migration ends without spread of bird flu
As the year draws to a close, millions of wild birds have flown
to their wintering sites across, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas
without the widely predicted outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu associated with
their migration routes.
Flu: The bad news first
Well, it's flu season again. Only
this time, we hear everyone talking about avian flu…the
Super flu which is expected to wreck havoc across our land in
the not so distant months.
Bird Flu and SARS
Bird flu and SARS are both respiratory viruses and both can be
fatal. Understanding their similarities and how they differ could
help you prevent both these killer viruses.
Flu in the US
scientists around the world are looking nervously at the increasing
possibility of a return of avian influenza, also known as the
bird flu.First identified in Italy in 1900, it is the H5N1 virus
implicated in the great Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919 that
killed about 40 million people.I say "implicated in"
instead of "caused," because it was government policies
that made the death toll much higher than it needed to be.But
there is no doubt H5N1 is a major killer.
Flu: Personal Preparedness Must Include These 4 Critical Areas)
The recent hurricanes Katrina and Rita have been
powerful reminders of how destructive the forces of nature can
be, and how preparation for them can mitigate their effects. Avian
influenza, commonly referred to as “bird flu,” is
a powerful force of nature that we must prepare for—or suffer
the potentially devastating health and financial consequences.
this Article if You Are Not Afraid of Bird Flu
Are you tired of being in fear of this or that
or what ever it is today? Are you tired of the BS and Hokum from
the folks who brought us Y2K?
from Bird Flu
Finally, the pieces of the puzzle start to add
up. Not long ago, President Bush sought to instill panic in this
country by telling us a minimum of 200,000 people will die from
the avian flu pandemic, but it could be as bad as 2 million deaths
in this country alone.
Health Organization Still Assessing Bird Flu Threat
Can't Get Bird Flu from Humans: But that Could Change Soon
Bird flu, or avian flu, is an influenza virus strain that typically
infects birds - including wild birds like ducks and domestic birds
to Prevent Bird Flu
And all other Winter Diseases.
President Bush just announced plans to prepare
America for a possible Bird (Avian) Flu pandemic (world wide infection).Few
people still alive in America remember the flu pandemic that occurred
after World War I. 675,000 people in America died when our returning
troops brought the illness back from Europe
The Bird Flu Vaccine Like A Regular Flu Shot?
The bird flu vaccine is a completely different vaccine than the
standard flu shot. This bird flu vaccine will only protect against
the bird flu and not any other strains of flu. There is not even
a real bird flu vaccine available that we the public are able
to get yet. It will be some time before we can get a bird flu
The Flu Out Without Taking Any Medicine And Tamiflu
Every winter, there are many reasons
to worry about the flu. This year we are doing the same thing,
but to an even greater extent. Scientists and physicians have
made many announcements, issued many reports, and given many speeches
regarding the terrible bird flu. Everyone is concerned as since
we repeatedly read and hear these reports in newspapers and magazines,
and on the internet, radio and television.
Tamiflu: The Ultimate Weapon for the Treatment of Influenza
The onset of winter brings with it the danger of
influenza or flu, the disease is gradually turning out to be a
perilous epidemic and leaves the patient in vulnerable position.
The phenomenal rise in people suffering from flu is also a matter
of concern for experts.
Bird Flu: A Few Facts by Dylan Miles
What is bird flu? What do you need to know about it? How
does it affect you? Accurate and detailed information is available freely
from medical professionals and on the Internet. As a brief introduction,
below are some basic facts about bird flu.
1. What is bird flu?
Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a contagious disease
that affects chickens, ducks, turkeys, and other birds. Bird flu was
first detected over 100 years ago and nowadays comes in a variety of
about 20 strains. Most recently, outbreaks of the viral disease have
been caused by the H5N1 strain, which is a particularly deadly strain
of the virus.
2. Can I be infected with bird flu?
The H5N1 strain of the flu, also called the Asian bird
flu because it recently was detected in Asia, has a small risk level
for human beings because it cannot be transmitted from one human being
to another. A human being can only be infected from direct contact with
a sick animal. It is possible that this could change and that the strain
could evolve into a virus that can be transferred from one human to
another. But this is not the case now.
3. Is there a treatment for bird flu?
Professionals currently researching the Avian bird flu
claim that rimantidine and amantidine, two cheap and popular flu drugs,
have no power over the bird flu, but Relenza and Tamiflu, two other
flu drugs, can indeed effectively treat the viral disease.
4. Is there a risk of a bird flu epidemic?
Experts in this area suggest that rapid and extensive
culling and quarantining of potentially infected animals is the best
way to prevent an epidemic. Another option is vaccination of birds against
the bird flu virus.
About the Author
Dylan Miles, journalist, and website builder, lives in
Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of http://www.immunbirdflu.info
on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.