CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEM AVIAN BIRD FLU. presented by: Rajeev bin Shamsuddin Perisamy Ting Sie Ong. ETIOLOGY. Classification of the causative agent
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Rajeev bin Shamsuddin Perisamy
Ting Sie Ong
Classification of the causative agent
Virus family Orthomyxoviridae, genus Influenzavirus A, B. To date, all highly pathogenic isolates have been influenza A viruses of subtypes H5 and H7
Symptoms of bird flu in humans:
High fever (101-104 degrees Fahrenheit)
Cough-when mucus is produced it may be
Shortness of breath
Low white blood cell counts
Chest "crackles" heard with
Most people with bird flu have signs and symptoms of conventional influenza.
Some also develop life-threatening complications such as viral pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome
But the greatest complication of bird flu is still hypothetical