Avian influenza

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Avian influenza—kent informally as avian flu or bird flu is a variety o influenza caused bi viruses adaptit tae birds.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] The teep wi the greatest risk is heichly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Bird flu is seemilar to swine flu, dug flu, horse flu an human flu as an illness caused bi strains of influenza viruses that hae adaptit tae a speceefic host. Oot o the three teeps o influenza viruses (A, B, and C), influenza A virus is a zoonotic infection wi a naitural reservoir awmaist entirely in birds.[8] Avian influenza, for maist purposes, refers tae the influenza A virus.

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  1. "Avian influenza strains are those well adapted to birds"EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL[deid airtin].
  2. Chapter Two : Avian Influenza by Timm C. Harder and Ortrud Werner in Influenza Report 2006
  3. Large-scale sequencing of human influenza reveals the dynamic nature of viral genome evolution Nature magazine presents a summary of what has been discovered in the Influenza Genome Sequencing Project.
  4. A/H5, The Writing Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) Consultation on Human Influenza (29 September 2005). "Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans". N. Engl. J. Med. 353 (13): 1374–1385. doi:10.1056/NEJMra052211. PMID 16192482 – via Taylor and Francis+NEJM. 
  5. The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? Workshop Summary (2005) Archived 2006-09-14 at the Wayback Machine. Full text of online book by INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
  6. [1] CDC has a phylogenetic tree showing the relationship between dozens of highly pathogenic varieties of the Z genotype of avian flu virus H5N1 and ancestral strains.
  7. Hiromoto, Y.; Yamazaki, Y.; Fukushima, T.; Saito, T.; Lindstrom, S. E.; Omoe, K.; Nerome, R.; Lim, W.; Sugita, S.; Nerome, K. (2000). "Evolutionary characterization of the six internal genes of H5N1 human influenza a virus". The Journal of General Virology. 81 (Pt 5): 1293–1303. doi:10.1099/0022-1317-81-5-1293. PMID 10769072. 
  8. "Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to People". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-12.