An overview of Avian flu – Biological Times

An overview of Avian flu

Publication Date : 31-12-2022

Author(s) :

Muhammad Abdullah Qureshi , Zuha Fatima , Muqadas , Muhammad Abdul Samad .

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 1
(12 - 2022)

Abstract :

Avian flu is highly transmissible disease which causes severe health problems.1st case in humans is reported in Hong Kong. Influenza virus A (H5N1) possess great zoonotic potential.Type A influenza can be divided into 2 categories low pathogenic and high pathogenic viruses.Type B influenza virus is generally found only in the humans while type C cause mild ailment in humans. It mainly affects the respiratory system results in throat pain, shortness of breath, pneumonia, cough and respiratory failure. Direct contact with the infected or dead birds leads to infection.

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