Bird flu refers to an illness caused to a particular host caused be any of species of influenza virus. This bird flu is also called as Avian Influenza in which birds are affected by a particular influenza A virus. It is usually spread from bird to bird. Bird flu is technically caused by H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu viruses. This influenza virus attacks the birds and when humans consume them, they will be affected by this virus, where humans do not have any immunity against the virus and so causes severe effects.
Prevention: There is no treatment for bird flu and the virus is most effective to humans and so prevention can only be done by taking certain precautionary measures like will preferring birds as a source of food better to check them whether they are affected by any virus or not.
FLU RATES ARE on the rise in Ireland, the HSE is warning.Its Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is now urging people to get vaccinated against influenza, saying that the number of reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Ireland has increased in the past week.ILI rates have risen from 15.5 per 100,000 to 29.0 per 100,000 population, and are now above threshold levels.