ALS 3923 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Avian Influenza, Water Bird, Marshall Bloom

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Wild animals transmit most of the diseases today and their epidemic. Only nation collaboration can stop some these outbreaks. Juan ortin monton (spain) knew that it was meant to stay when: Birds to humans: 6 casualties, 18 people infected, avian influenza virus, asia mainland, wild water bird has their host. 100% mortality in less than 24 hours: makes most jumps, animals humans. When then the h5n1 effect humans that already have a common flu: avian virus can adopt genes from the common flu. Once it starts the transmission will be affected: sneeze, cough, vaccine can be available after months of the virus. High biological security measure: stop the spreading of the diseases. Marshall bloom is manager of the rocky mountain lab. Important to study them even though they don"t occur in the unites. Flu that is affecting the birds in asia.

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