Avian Flu Virus
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...avian flu virus (H5N1) present to the human population Introduction: The avian influenza virus is normally an infective strain tothe birds only; however, the world now faces the threat of a human influenza pandemic arising from the recently emerged avian influenza H5N1 virus. Although of avian origin, H5N1 is of particular concern since it has recognised ability to be transmitted directly from birds to human. Historically, the emergence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 caused significant effects on the health, trade, and economies of a number of countries, particularly in Asia. This happened perhaps due to the fact that in the humans, this strain... What risks does the avian ...