Bird Flu: H5N1 Influenza Status Briefing Natural Protection
The Bird Flu has a defined area of infection and has found a host that has kept it alive for millenniums. Pigs are in the mutation chain as the virus transitions to people. The next bird flu step could be an overnite pandemic or a wimpering gasp of disappearance.
The virus H5N1, has a few similarities with the spanish flu of 1918 that resulted in one of the largest pandemics in the last 200 years. Both of these contagious outbreaks cause high fever, lower respiratory tract failure symptoms, prostration, myalgias, and a postviral weakness that could last up to 6 weeks.
Twenty-four hour access channels have warned of a coming pandemic that may arrive in the form of H5N1 avian influenza, more commonly referred to as bird flu. The market for poultry products has decreased internationally because of a lack of consumer confidence in a safe supply.
In Eastern Asian countries entire flocks of chickens have been destroyed because of an outbrea