Low-Resource Healthcare Pearls

Could You Diagnose Bird Flu?

Avian influenza, or bird flu, was first recognized as a potential world health threat in 1997 through an outbreak in Hong Kong. This illness is caused by several subtypes of influenza A virus. Normally affecting chickens, turkeys and ducks, the virus can be transmitted to humans who inhale aerosolized bird feces or respiratory secretions. Bird […]