Avian Influenza

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Generally called "avian influenza" or "bird influenza," avian influenza is a disease in people and specific pets triggered by infection with avian influenza infections. These viruses are stress of influenza type A. Globally, avian influenza viruses have been recognized in more than 100 various wild bird varieties. 1 AIVs can sicken and eliminate domesticated birds, such as ducks, turkeys, and hens. Depending on the AIV, infections may be very infectious amongst birds in these populations. This web page provides information about avian influenza for workers and companies, but most notably, precaution for those employees who are: Egg or chicken farmers or cpus. Lab workers. The page consists of areas on: 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Avian Influenza: Current Situation. The first avian influenza in human beings was reported in Hong Kong in 1997. The chance of an around the world outbreak in humans rises the more the avian influenza virus spreads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 21 states with avian flu in birds and no infections in human beings as of August 2015. Wellness treatment employees and people who live in the same residence as people with bird influenza may also be at higher risk for infection. Avian flu infections can live in the environment for lengthy periods of time. And on March 7, 2017, USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories verified the full subtype of this HPAI H7 as North American wild bird lineage H7N9 HPAI. All eight genetics sections of the virus are North American wild bird lineage. While the subtype coincides as the China H7N9 family tree that arised in 2013, this is a different virus and is genetically unique from the China H7N9 family tree. USDA last confirmed a number of cases of extremely pathogenic avian influenza H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways throughout winter season 2014/spring 2015. For update on avian influenza findings, see the Avian Influenza Disease site.

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