Hn1 Flu Research Paper

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Have you noticed that influenza has been in a bit of an uproar in the world for the last few past years? When news spread out about the two teams of researchers had purposefully tweaked H5N1 bird flu in the lab to potentially make it more transmissible among human beings. Those two scientists Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier had with the expectation of swift publication. The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) did something unprecedented: they ruled that the two papers should be censored if published, that they should be scrubbed of the complete methods and viral mutations that the researchers studied, in order to head off the risk that terror groups could use the information to craft a deadly bioweapon. If you didn’t …show more content…

It can only be transmitted through feces, mucus or saliva. Birds that are infected with the virus and three or more touches through the facial openings, there is a 90% or more chance that whoever touched it will become infected with H5N1 flu. But, if humans take safety precautions, such as hand washing it should be easy to prevent the spread of this virus. Human to human transmission has only been seen two cases, both outside the United States, one in Indonesia and the other in Thailand. This disease only been transmitted through these people because they did not take safety precaution which was needed to protect themselves. The case in Indonesia was a male poultry worker who was infected with H5N1 flu. He was then contaminated with the rest of his family with whom he close contact with. However the case in Thailand was very similar he was a poultry worker as well, who became very sick after been infected with H5N1 virus. He also infected other family members through close contact. There has similar mutation which led up to dreadful Spanish flu in 1918 that concerns the World Health Organization (WHO) that it could happen again. There is a 99% chance that if the virus mutate, it will be a lot more deadly than the flu of 1918. There have been several reasons to lethality, one of the reasons is that the world has more highly populated and city has become denser. …show more content…

In 2005, 10% of the bar-headed geese were killed by H5N1 flu. However, most of the birds that had been infected during these small outbreaks were located in a small decay poultry farms in central and southeastern Asia. Many of the bar-headed geese died, and the species is still trying to exist. They’re also not being eaten but humans, so therefore, the geese that are sick will not infect humans. The benefits of these countries are adopting more measures to contain this dangerous flu, such as examining the poultry farms more carefully and making sure they birds are living an a sanitary environment. The H5N1 flu has never been found in the United States. Nearly all of the bird in the United States has been vaccinated and not one bird has been recorded to have been infected or sick with H5N1 flu. Even though there is the possibility that the infected birds could and probably have migrate from Asia to Alaska, it is not thought to be a major problem for the human population since the migration of the birds are not commonly used as food. With human contact would be scarce with these birds. Many wild birds, such as geese, ducks, and hawks, will likely to be the most affected in this scenario. These wild birds almost never come in close contact with humans and the only plausible way to contract the H5N1 flu from a wild bird is

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