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Avian Bir d

Flu

Dr. Mejbah Uddin Ahmed


Bird
Flu
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What is Bird Flu?

 Is an infection caused by avian influenza


viruses
 The subtype of influenza A virus, H5N1 virus,
is responsible for bird flu
Bird Flu: The H5N1 Virus

• Among the influenza viruses type A is most


deadly to humans.
• Bird Flu: H5N1 virus result from antigenic
shift from poultry to human or when poultry
and human viruses combine to form a
completely different subtype.
Transmission
 Transmitted via saliva,
nasal secretions and
feces of infected birds.
 Spread to humans by
contact with infected
bird.
 The infection is not
easily transmitted from
human to human but it
is possible
Symptoms

 Symptoms include fever,


sore throat, cough, muscle
aches etc. (Flu-like
symptoms)
 These symptoms can
progress to eye infections,
pneumonia and respiratory
infections that lead to
death
Population At Risk

 Healthcare workers are at a high risk


 People working at poultry farm
 “Most cases have occurred in previously healthy
children and young adults.”
Protect Yourself

 Wash your hands


frequently
 Wear the N95 surgical
mask

Avoid unnecessary contact or travel during


possible outbreak