Avian flu to human influenza
A study is conducted on the H5N1 strains of avian influenza A in Asia that were previously thought to infect only wild birds and poultry, but have now infected humans, cats, pigs, and other mammals, often with fatal results. Results have shown that H5N1 influenza A is very likely to be pandemic in the near future, for which cytotoxic Tlymphocytes may provide better protection than that offered by current vaccines.
Publication Name: Annual Review of Medicine
Bird flu: Surviving a pandemic
A worldwide influenza epidemic or pandemics, is caused by domesticated birds which are common carriers of animal viruses and even domestic pigs serve as genetic stepping stones and the impact of the epidemic whether it would be mild or severe is uncertain .The doctors recommendation regarding steps to be taken are mentioned like being aware, wearing facemask and taking standard influenza vaccines.
Publication Name: Mayo Clinic Health Letter
Fly the coop: once a bird sanctuary, Minnesota's Birdwing Spa is now a refuge for humans
The author's experiences at the spa left her feeling has if her feathers had been smoothed as had the birds who once lived there. White pelicans on the lake and deer grazing on the lawn could be seen while walking on the 300 acres of the health club.
Publication Name: Weight Watchers Magazine
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