Avian influenza H5N1

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackery11, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. jackery11

    jackery11 New Egg

    Nov 9, 2015
    Can someone help me? I need to do some work on Avian Influenza H5N1, I have no idea what it is, I need to know as much information as you can give, thank you everyone!!:)
  2. Frindizzle

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  3. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2013
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  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Avian Influenza in lame terms is the bird flu. H5N1 is the strain (variety) of the virus. It's a zoonotic disease. Means it can transfer between birds and humans and back again to birds. There used to be no vaccine since the virus would mutate before a vaccine could be made. Now there's a vaccine made by crossing the Avian Influenza with New Castle Disease. Waterfowl tend to be a vector (not get it but carry it). If a flock tests positive for Avian Influenza flocks with a certain radius are culled (killed). Symptoms are flu like, lethargic, diarrhea, problems breathing, and most birds that become infected die soon after being infected with it. It was able to spread across the US because of wild duck and geese populations that would come in contact with domestic fowl and then the virus could spread through feces, body fluids, and I believe eggs as well.

    This is all the info I can remember off the top of my head and making it as easy to understand. If you have other questions feel free to ask.
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
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    You can also put "Avian influenza H5N1" in the search box and see what articles come up.

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