Bird flu - Spirit India

Avian influenza — known informally as avian flu or bird flu — refers to “influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds.” Most human contractions of the avian flu are a result of either handling dead infected birds or from contact with infected fluids.

Warning that the H5N1 virus responsible for bird flu could still transform itself into the next human influenza pandemic, a senior United Nations specialist has stressed the need to…

A 12-year-old Indonesian boy from Tangerang District in Banten Province has died of bird flu, an Indonesian health ministry official said. The Ministry of Health of Indonesia had…

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