Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘H5N1’

  1. June 6, 2010

    H5N1, the bird flu: the virus

    In the last text, it was discussed the capacity of H5N1 of infecting a number of hosts and causing very harsh symptoms, causing deaths in over 50% of the recorded human cases. Despite this, its transmission from person to person seems to be well limited. Now we will see its characteristics that contribute to this.
    As [...]

  2. November 12, 2009

    H5N1, the bird flu: the hosts

    In 1997, a lineage of H5N1 bird flu was transmitted to a child in Hong Kong who died of respiratory problems. This was the first of a number of recorded cases of transmission of this virus from poultry to humans.
    Since then, the world follows the circulation of this virus with concern. Although we associate it [...]