Beat the Flu - how to stay healthy during the coming Bird Flu pandemic



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  Share this on: On a mission to fight off the flu this year? Read our influenza guide to stay healthy this season. Influenza, commonly called “the Flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can affect the nose, throat, and lungs, causing mild to severe illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   While the flu and COVID are different diseases, and much has changed in the world of medicine since then, newspaper advertisements from show that, in .   1. Influenza still matters in a pandemic. While Covid has gained attention for its mortality rate, influenza is also deadly and places a considerable . Preventing the flu will also help reduce stress on the health care system during the COVID pandemic. If you get the flu. If you do get sick, stay home to help prevent the spread of the flu or potentially COVID Avoid close contact with other people until you feel well enough to get back to your usual day-to-day activities. This is.

  Despite the availability of vaccines, the flu still kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. But public health officials fear that an even.   Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness spread by coughs and sneezes of an infected person. Here's how to prevent the flu, plus information on flu treatment and diagnosis.   While I’ve learned many ways to calm my mind and ease the worry, this coronavirus, COVID, global pandemic is triggering my old anxiety-producing habits big time. Even though I’m not in a high-risk group, I find myself checking my state’s case count multiple times a day.   Flu vaccines are the best way to protect people during flu epidemics and pandemics. Seasonal flu vaccines are available every year before the flu season. Unfortunately, these vaccines only protect against epidemic-causing flu viruses. Vaccines against pandemic flu strains typically aren't available in the early stages of a pandemic.

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According to most experts, bird flu is coming. It's not a question of if, but when. In up to 50 million died in the Spanish Influenza outbreak; with increased global travel, this next pandemic could be even worse.

The avian flu virus, H5N1, could kill millions upon. Stay informed. Should a pandemic of any kind flare up, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other governmental and non-governmental organizations will provide information on the spread of the disease, as well as updates on vaccines or other medications, tips for keeping yourself safe, and travel advisories%(20).

You may have heard about the avian or bird flu. This flu is an example of how changes in a flu virus might lead to serious illness. However, there is some good news about bird flu. It is rare in people. In most cases, the bird flu has not passed from one person to another, and so, it might not become widespread in humans.

The Bird Flu Preparedness Planner: What it is. How it spreads. What you can do. by Grattan Woodson, M.D. is a very interesting read that specifically focuses on the bird flu. Woodson shares how the bird flu is spread, how to prevent transmission, and how to treat victims in this short paperback book.

J ust over a dozen years ago, a bird flu virus known as H5N1 was charting a destructive course through Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East, ravaging poultry in. While only 18 people contracted that flu – a third of them died.

During that pandemic, the government killed million chickens in an attempt to eliminate the virus – but there have since. In recent months, an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu called H7N9 has hit China while a new coronavirus that first appeared last year has been infecting an increasing number of.

How do pandemic flu viruses spread. Pandemic flu viruses would spread in the same way as seasonal flu, but a pandemic virus will likely infect more people because few people have immunity to the pandemic flu virus.

Is there a vaccine for seasonal flu. Seasonal flu vaccines are made each year to vaccinate people against seasonal flu.

Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a viral infection spread from bird to bird. Currently, a particularly deadly strain of bird flu -- H5N1 -- continues to spread among poultry in Egypt and in. Before COVID, the most severe pandemic in recent history was the influenza virus, often called “the Spanish Flu.” The virus infected roughly million people—one-third of the world’s population—and caused 50 million deaths worldwide (double the number of.

The first case of H3N2, which evolved from the H2N2 influenza strain that caused the pandemic, was reported in mid-July in Hong.

A Flu Pandemic Is Coming, But When, and How Bad Will It Be. One of the reasons authorities are currently worried about the possibility of a flu pandemic is. Bird flu infections in people are rare, but possible. Most reported bird flu infections in people have happened after unprotected contact with infected birds or contaminated surfaces.

This fact sheet has information about bird flu and bird flu infections in people. Bird Flu in Birds Wild water birds (like ducks and geese) can be infected with bird. Playing chicken with our food supply (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review at the publisher's invitation.) BIRD FLU: A VIRUS OF OUR OWN HATCHING opens not with H5N1, the modern day "bird flu virus" which has the potential to mutate into the deadliest pandemic that the world has ever seen, but with H1N1, the influenza virus responsible for the flu pandemic/5(11).

During the flu pandemic ofthe New York City health commissioner tried to slow the transmission of the flu by ordering businesses to open and.

How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the flu pandemic Social distancing isn’t a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic.

Here's how it. Trump is ignoring the lessons of flu pandemic that killed millions, historian says A military hospital full of Spanish influenza patients in Kansas circa (National Museum of Health and. We’ve had many other pandemics, both of flu and of other diseases, that were not nearly as bad as the Spanish flu of years ago.

So, yes, there are parallels, but I think we need to keep it. The horrific scale of the influenza pandemic—known as the "Spanish flu"—is hard to fathom.

The virus infected million people worldwide and killed an. A "pandemic flu" occurs when a new influenza virus (which we call "flu") spreads easily and very quickly, making a lot of people throughout the world sick.

The Swine flu virus (H1N1) caused more young people and pregnant women to get sick in the – flu season than is usual during flu. With most holidays falling during the winter months, people typically end up drinking alcohol a bit more during that time too—but that may not be the best idea during cold and flu (and now COVID.

The World Health Organization currently has the bird flu pandemic at stage 3. In this stage, human infections with a new subtype have occurred, but there has been no human-to-human spread or, at most, only rare instances of the virus spreading between close contacts. effectiveness of the flu shot can wear off, so you need a new one every year to stay protected; The flu shot is effective.

The effectiveness of the vaccine varies from season to season. It depends on how well the vaccine matches with the circulating flu viruses, as well as the health and age of the person getting the flu. An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads across a large region (either multiple continents or worldwide) and infects a large proportion of the population.

There have been five in the last years, with the flu pandemic being the most severe; this pandemic is estimated to have been responsible for the deaths of 50– million people. It is clear now that too much water can actually increase the risk of coming down with flu.

Water during flu. When a person has flu, the body suffers in many ways. It has to battle the virus and kill it or expel it, and it has to work harder than usual.

In that process, a lot of toxins are released. But the flu came anyway, and looking back offers reminders, if not lessons, about how human beings react under pressure from an unseen foe.

When bird flu does strike humans, it can be deadly. Outbreaks of bird flu have occurred in Asia, Africa, North America and parts of Europe. Most people who have developed symptoms of bird flu have had close contact with sick birds. In a few cases, bird flu has passed from one person to another.

Only sporadic human cases have been reported since. Announcement of H1N1 Pandemic for the novel H1N1 flu outbreak was first detected in mid-April On Jthe World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a global pandemic of novel influenza A (H1N1) was underway by raising the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6.

This action was a reflection of the spread of the new. The last few flu pandemics since have had death tolls of a million or more. Experts say it's a matter of time until another strain hits. Bird flu symptoms in humans can vary and range from "typical" flu symptoms (fever, sore throat, muscle pain) to eye infections and disease caused by the H5N1 virus is a particularly severe form of pneumonia that leads to viral pneumonia and multiorgan failure in many people who become infected.

Up to 50% of humans who contract bird flu die from the infection, but the actual. John M. Barry. The biggest difference is the target demographic. Inthe overwhelming majority of people who died were 18 to Maybe. WASHINGTON — A bird flu virus may mutate to a human form that becomes as deadly as the ones that killed millions during three influenza pandemics of the 20th century.

Don't miss these Health. A flu (influenza) pandemic is an outbreak of a new flu virus that spreads around the world from person to person, mostly through coughing and sneezing.

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