AVIAN INFLUENZA. a WHO/MZCC informational leaflet for people living in Avian Influenza affected areas. Is an infectious disease of birds caused by the influenza virus Influenza strain H5N1 has been transmitted from poultry to humans through direct contact , causing deaths since 1997.
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a WHO/MZCC informational leaflet
people living in
Is an infectious disease of birds caused by the influenza virus
Influenza strain H5N1 has been transmitted from poultry to humans through direct contact, causing deaths since 1997
Avoid Contact with
Domestic or Wild Birds
unless it is Absolutely Necessary
World Health Organization
Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Centre
Edited by Dr. N. Charisis
H5N1 virus (CDC Public Health Image Library)
That’s why vaccines should be adjusted continuously
A T T E N T I O N
THERE IS NO HUMAN VACCINE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME BEEN(=January 2006)
So the health of you and your family depends on
whyAvian Influenza virus is so…. dangerous?
feathers and reduced egg production, thus going
undetected by the owner.
The Severe form of the disease is (highly contagious and fatal)
SYMPTOMS IN MAN poultry to humans
dry, non productive cough
severe respiratory distress,
Duration of illness: Average: 13 days, Range: 5 to 31 days
How to protect yourself ! poultry to humans
+ 70 C
Thawing poultry to humans
Drips may contaminate
surfaces or other food