Avian influenza

what it is and how it spreaded

an illness caused by any of many different strains of influenza viruses that have adapted to a specific host. All known viruses that cause influenza in birds belong to the species . All sub types but not all strains of all sub types of influenza A virus are adapted to birds, which is why for many purposes avian flu virus is the influenza A virus. also its recent influenza research into genes of the Spanish virus shows it to have genes adapted to both birds and humans and kind of bird too.

It spread when Infected birds shed virus in saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Susceptible birds can become infected with  virus when they have contact with contaminated nasal, respiratory, or fecal material from infected birds. Fecal to oral  transmission is the most common mode spread between birds. also poultry.Incidences of avian influenza among poultry occur worldwide from time to time. Since 1997, for example, and based on the World Organization for Animal Health OIE reporting criteria for Notifiable Avian Influenza in commercial poultry, the United States has experienced 17 incidences of H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza LPAI, and one incidence of highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI that was restricted to one poultry farm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture monitored these incidences.and that's all but there more but that's most of it.

what it says about the country

it says that they need to be more careful like keep there hands clean and watch the birds and make sure the animals are OK . why because they cant speak and talk like us so they should be looking out for signs.

epidemic or pandemic and effect it

Its both because it didn't go global but it spread ed in one countries almost to another so it both. it could kill of a lot lot of animals because birds can fly so they cloud affect others . and we need our animals because meat and milk and other things we use animals for.and soon or later the world would end cause we want have enough animals then we would start getting affected and would be dining off and we probably would go to the depression unto the scientist find a way to cure the disease.