Avian Flu (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics) by Jeffrey N Sfakianos

By Jeffrey N Sfakianos

This carrying on with sequence explores assorted illnesses to teach the technological know-how in the back of how disease-causing organisms impact the physique. Microorganisms have plagued people because the starting of time, inflicting debilitating illnesses or even dying. yet how, precisely, do those microorganisms infect and reason ailment? The books during this sequence learn numerous microbiological scourges that experience affected people in addition to the stairs which were taken to spot, isolate, hinder, and remove them. each one name will define the historical past and coverings of the illnesses, highlighting how advancements in prevention and remedy options have affected the disease's impression at the global inhabitants. sometimes called the poultry flu, avian influenza is a affliction that when contaminated in basic terms birds yet has obtained the facility to contaminate people with lethal effects.

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The rapid onset of the disease prevented the family from returning home to seek care for the girl, so their daughter died in the town where she was infected with the virus. Immediately after her death, the family returned home to Hong Kong, China. Upon arriving home, both the father and his son developed symptoms of influenza. The father died soon after returning home, but his son was able to recover. This report was alarming for several reasons. First, it was evidence of the severe nature of the circulating virus.

The intention of these regulations is to improve the sanitation of the markets and to prevent the mixing of species that could allow multiple influenza viruses to combine and cause deadly pandemics. The city of Hong Kong has adopted many of the measures suggested by the World Health Organization and has been successful at eradicating avian influenza from its markets. The scare of a new avian influenza virus that was first detected in 1997 prompted the implementation of several regulations, which were sequentially passed by the local government.

The person was extremely ill and exhibited respiratory distress. After several weeks in the hospital, the person recovered and was sent home. Unfortunately, a source of the virus was never determined. This person did not work with birds, and could not remember being in direct contact with birds before he was infected. The H7N7 strain occurred in an outbreak on several farms in the Netherlands. This strain was particularly alarming because it infected a total of 89 humans and several pigs during the outbreak.

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