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Avian Influenza
An analysis of the history, infection and precautions for avian influenza.
# 91939 | 1,757 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses avian influenza or bird flu, which is the alternate common name for the H5N1 virus. The paper gives a brief history of the disease and describes how it is spread between animals and then focuses on how humans are infected and how it spreads between humans. The paper then discusses precautions and preventative methods for the spread of the disease.

Table of Contents:
Define Avian Influenza
How it's Spread
How Humans are Infected
The Risk Factors
World Wide Preparedness
Precautions and Predictions

From the Paper:

"To set a roadblock towards a catastrophic human outbreak of bird flu there is a way out and it is the usage of a harmless virus to act as a delivery vehicle. (Linda, 57) The amantadine and rimantadine are two antiviral medications which are commonly used for influenza and for which the H5N1 virus, that causes human illness and death, could be resistant. There are other two antiviral medications known as oseltamavir and zanamavir which could possibly treat influenza caused by H5N1 virus. However, there is a necessity for additional studies to prove and demonstrate their effectiveness. And it is to be noted that for the protection against H5N1 virus there is no commercially available vaccine in Asia and Europe. (Key Facts about Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Animal disease: A disease that typically does not affect human beings. Retrieved from http://www.antiquusmorbus.com/English/Animal.htm Accessed 8 April, 2006
  • Anna, Paul. USDA Looks to Stem H5N1. USA Today. December, 2005. Vol: 134; pp: 12-14
  • Avian and Pandemic Influenza: Fact sheet for British Nationals traveling or resident overseas. Retrieved from http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1115137377255 Accessed 8 April, 2006
  • Avian flu. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza Accessed 8 April, 2006
  • Avian influenza (bird flu) - Fact sheet. January 2006. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/avian_influenza/en/ Accessed 8 April, 2006

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