Avian flu; Bird flu; Bird flu (avian influenza); H5N1
Relenza; zanamivir for inhalation
Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, bird flu is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys, very sick and kill them. Gold Bamboo Special Report on Bird Flu
Relenza is used to treat uncomplicated illness due to influenza virus in people 7 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 2 days.
Avian Influenza as related to Zanamivir
- Avian influenza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avian influenza — known informally as avian flu or bird flu — refers to "influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds The version with the greatest concern is ...
- CDC - Avian Influenza (Flu) | Key Facts About Avian Influenza
Provides information on this disease in birds, human infection with avian influenza viruses and human health risks during the H5N1 outbreak.
- Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) | CIDRAP
A comprehensive CIDRAP-authored overview of the most updated information on avian influenza (bird flu) in humans.
- Antiviral Agents for Treatment of Avian Influenza A (H7N9 ...
Interim Guidance on the Use of Antiviral Agents for Treatment of Human Infections with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) - CDC
- Current and future antiviral therapy of severe seasonal ...
The H5N1 and H7N9 influenza A strains cause bird flu in humans. Learn about symptoms, transmission, vaccine information, and find out how to prevent infection.
- Avian Influenza - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Avian ...
Zanamivir INN / z ə ˈ n æ m ɨ v ɪər / is a neuraminidase inhibitor used in the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza caused by influenza A virus and influenza ...
- Bird Flu - eMedTV: Health Information Brought To Life
The bird flu is generally rare in humans, but there is concern that it may soon cause a pandemic. This eMedTV resource examines bird flu in humans and birds ...
- Bird Flu (H5N1) Treatment - News-Medical.Net
There is no highly effective treatment for H5N1 flu, but oseltamivir (commercially marketed by Roche as Tamiflu), can sometimes inhibit the influenza virus from ...