• United States
2 Jan 07
I think the bird flu is a bunch of crap that people started getting all upset over and never really took over the world like they were all fearing. It can be caught from birds, especially chickens, when you're in their living areas (so in most 3rd world countries where they live with their fowl they can get it a lot easier) and in most cases you won't catch it unless you're living with the animals themselves. Basically, unclean conditions. There is an antivirus for it also and as long as it's caught in time you don't necessarily have to die from it.
11 Dec 06
avian flu (also "bird flu", "avian influenza", "bird influenza"), means "flu from viruses adapted to birds", but is sometimes mistakenly used to refer to both other flu subsets (such as H5N1 flu) or the viruses that cause them (such as H5N1) "bird flu" is a phrase similar to "Pig flu", "Dog flu", "Horse flu", or "Human flu" in that it refers to an illness caused by any of many different strains of flu viruses such that the strain in question has adapted to the host. "Avian flu" differs in being named after an entire vertebrate class with 8,800–10,200 species. All known avian flu viruses belong to the species of virus called Influenza A virus. All subtypes (but not all strains of all subtypes) of Influenza A virus are adapted to birds, which is why for many purposes avian flu virus is the Influenza A virus (note that the "A" does not stand for "avian"). for prevention of this disease, visit this site http://www.fehd.gov.hk/safefood/avian_flu/tips.html