Bird Flu Alarm



Understanding Avian Influenza

So what is the answer to Bird Flu?

So what is the answer to Bird Flu?

Every effort is being made to stamp out the Bird Flu epidemic by killing chickens that are sick, or could be infected. Other health measures include keeping chickens away from living areas of those that keep them, in areas where Bird Flu has been detected; educating people about not eating sick birds; teaching people about the early symptoms of Bird Flu; encouraging them to seek medical help early; treating those with Bird Flu in isolation.

Control is now very difficult in domestic birds, because the bird flu infection is spreading widely amongst wild birds, many of which migrate over long distances. That is probably the explanation for October 2005 outbreaks in Turkey and Romania.