Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Swine and Avian Flu

Acute respiratory illnesses are no more dangerous contagious H5N1 bird flu virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), from 899 cases of infection of only 20 cases of death occurred. The mortality rate between 1% -4%
Meanwhile, from 421 cases of bird flu, the death rate reached 257 or 80%.

Differences H5N1 and H1N1
- The ability for rapid mutation
- Easily transmitted between birds, but rare among human being
- Related to the receptors in the lungs and other body parts but not in channel
Upper respiratory

- Can be spread among humans
- Related to the receptors in the upper respiratory tract and cause pain
- It could be a pandemic

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