Avian Influenza Essays

  • Avian Influenza

    789 Words  | 2 Pages

    Caroline Byrd Professor Johanna Donnenfield FON 241 17, September 2015 Exposing Our Problematic Meat Industry Under Threat of Disease In the spring of 2015, the avian influenza spread across the United States, after one bird was infected in Washington State. The infection left Midwest states at high risk. In Iowa, large egg producing companies suffered dramatic impacts, as they lost astonishing amounts of their chickens. While these companies face many questions and difficulties, a larger problem

  • Avian Influenza and Its Expected Ramifications

    2754 Words  | 6 Pages

    Over the past fifteen years H5N1 influenza (also known as Avian Flu or Bird Flu) has become a common topic of speculation and debate worldwide, causing quite a bit of confusion about its possible impacts on our society. At this point in time it is generally recognized by the international medical community that Avian Flu is bound to become a pandemic, most likely within the next ten years. Research on Avian Flu and its effects have led many scholars to make grave predictions of major global turmoil

  • Essay On Avian Influenza

    632 Words  | 2 Pages

    Avian Influenza Avian Influenza is also known as the bird flu. The deadly form was first discovered in Italy in 1878. It is a Type A virus that occurs among wild aquatic birds and can infest domestic poultry and other birds and animal species. Although the virus does not normally infect human beings, there have been rare cases where humans have been infected with the virus. The disease is spread by contact with an infected bird’s feces, or secretion from its nose, mouth, or eyes. (Commission)

  • Influenza Research Paper

    1638 Words  | 4 Pages

    Influenza What is Influenza? Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passageways. Influenza causes a fever, severe aching, and catarrh. What is catarrh, you may ask? Catarrh is mucus. Specifically it is the build-up of mucus in the nose or throat. The build-up of this mucus makes it harder for you to breathe through these airways. What are the transmission routes of influenza? The influenza virus is a contagious virus. People with flu can spread it to others up

  • Avian Flu Essay

    838 Words  | 2 Pages

    Avian Flu KUMAMOTO JAPAN: Two Japanese chicken farms had to put down 112,000 chickens because of a new outbreak of bird flu. While there hasn’t been any transmission between birds and humans in Japan ever, the Avian Influenza Type A virus is still being handled with significant care to avoid any possibility of human harm. A Japanese Food Safety Commission publishing noted that avian flu was quickly broken down by stomach acid so there wouldn’t be foreseeable harm to any people if they ingested some

  • The History of the Flu

    1640 Words  | 4 Pages

    of the Flu This research paper covers the basic history of influenza. It begins with its early history and the reasons for why influenza was never feared. It also covers three influenza pandemics: the Spanish flu of 1918, the Asian flu, the Hong Kong flu and the terror and heartbreak left behind in their wakes. In addition, the paper discusses avian influenza and addresses the current threat of a bird flu pandemic. Influenza, an innocent little virus that annually comes and goes, has always

  • The Avian Flu Virus in Chicken

    1053 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Avian Flu Virus in Chicken There are only ten more days until we celebrate our biggest holiday of the year, Chinese New Year. It is the year of the monkey, the monkey in our culture is supposed to be very lively and mischievous and full of energy. It has been three months since I had chicken, I have been eating fish and vegetables, but I really miss eating chicken meat. In our village where there are 20 families, 14 families are in the business of selling poultry to support their income

  • Influenza Research Paper

    1102 Words  | 3 Pages

    INFLUENZA Description
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious disease (caused by influenza viruses of varying forms) that has been around for more than 2,500 years. There are three main types of the virus; types A, B and C. Once the minuscule particles of the virus are inhaled, they locate their target cells using the proteins that surround the nucleus. These contain genetic material, which then trigger the target cells to produce more virus particles. Once these cells spread

  • Kimchi Journal

    808 Words  | 2 Pages

    days. I haven't been to Korea in nearly ten years but I still remember the savory foods vendors sell along the streets of Myong Dong Market. My grandmother called me today with some unfortunate news. She informed me about a bird flu called Avian Influenza that has infected poultry across the farms in South Korea. "You need not worry, sweetie," my grandmother said in Korean. Strict measures were taken so that farms would not further spread this disease. Nonetheless, grandmother told me to pack

  • Influenza Virus: A Case Study

    916 Words  | 2 Pages

    Influenza viruses are constantly evolving due to the mechanism of antigenic drift. This results in seasonal vaccination to target only specific strains, which puts us in a race against the clock in the prevention of the next pandemic. One key to solving this is the development of a universal influenza vaccine, which would elicit a broad antibody response. This would target either multiple strains or strains from the past, present, and future in a single vaccination. As vaccine may target sites such

  • The Ban on Thai Chicken Imports as Boys Catch Avian Flu

    534 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Ban on Thai Chicken Imports as Boys Catch Avian Flu The European Commission banned imports of Thai poultry yesterday to halt the spread of deadly bird flu after two boys came down with the virus outside Bangkok. Following moves by Japan and Hong Kong, Brussels announced it was blocking the sale of all Thai chicken slaughtered after Jan 1, in addition to eggs and poultry products for pet food. David Byrne, the food safety commissioner, dismissed criticism that the EU was over-reacting

  • Hn1 Flu Research Paper

    1918 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • Influenza Virus Causes

    1843 Words  | 4 Pages

    Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by infection of influenza A and B viruses. The disease can affect both the upper and lower respiratory tract and is often followed by systemic signs and symptoms, such as: sudden onset of fever, chills, non-productive cough, myalgias (muscle pain), headache, nasal congestion, sore throat, and fatigue. (Cox et al.1998). Influenza viruses evolve continuously, challenging mammalian and avian hosts with new variants and causing complex epidemic patterns

  • Use of Aviary Symbolism in The Awakening

    815 Words  | 2 Pages

    addition to the words of warning, the image of this hostile, shrieking bird is a symbol in and of itself. For like the parrot, Edna is also trapped, not within a metal cage, but by the standards and traditions of society. The next demonstration of the avian image comes in the form of a young man named Alcee Arobin, a man whose surname syllabicated slowly is pronounced "a - robin". This bird, the harbinger of spring, is able to fly freely. Ar... ... middle of paper ... ... is useful to consider this

  • Influenza Virus' Economic and Social Disruption to Society

    837 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Influenza virus is a unique respiratory viral disease that can have serious economic and social disruption to society. The virus is airborne transmitted through droplets release by coughing or sneezing from an infected person or by touching infected surfaces. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may even result in death. People with the virus usually experience fever, headache, shivering, muscle pain and cough, which can lead to more severe respiratory illness such as pneumonia. People most

  • Essay On Influenza

    984 Words  | 2 Pages

    Influenza The word influenza originated from Italy people thought that the planet, stars, and moon caused the flu; they believed that powerful forces created unexpected sickness. The flu is contagious and effects breathing primarily infecting the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu varies in the degree of severity and at worst can lead to death. The flu is transmitted through the air via droplets, people spread through talking, sneezing and coughing. The Flu can be through touching an infected area

  • Understanding Pandemics: History and Future Possibilities

    1133 Words  | 3 Pages

    defined as a disease that has the ability to outbreak and spread globally. A pandemic is determined by how a particular disease spreads rather than how many lives it has claimed. A future pandemic can easily occur if and when a mutation of a new influenza A virus emerges. A pandemic of this type is easily possible to spread quickly and globally due to that when a new strand of the virus emerges, it will be highly unlikely that the human population will have a built up immunity to it. In 1918 to 1919

  • Influenza A H1N1 Virus

    1808 Words  | 4 Pages

    Introduction In 1918-19 approximately 50 million deaths were a detriment of the Spanish H1N1 virus pandemic; a respiratory virus. According to the World Health Organization, the second Influenza A H1N1 pandemic in 2009 spread to more than 200 countries causing more than 18 000 deaths. Before the World Health Organization had announced the official end of the pandemic in August 2010, in July 2009 the World Health Organization sent out a phase 6 warning that H1N1 could soon be a global pandemic.

  • Influenza (AKA the flu)

    1074 Words  | 3 Pages

    Introduction/Background/History: Influenza better known as “The Flu” strikes the world every year infecting millions of people throughout different countries. Influenza is a deadly virus is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The influenza virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper or lower respiratory tract. There have been documented traces of the flu as early as the 12th century. The

  • To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate?

    1456 Words  | 3 Pages

    Currently, one cannot explore the news without coming across the topic of the swine flu, scientifically known as H1N1. Swine flu is a respiratory infection derived from the influenza virus. The virus contains genetic materials from human, swine, and avian flu viruses. It was first identified in spring 2009, and since then has spread rapidly across the globe. The infection’s spread has been verified as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. As soon as the swine flu virus was isolated