oa South African Family Practice - Avian flu - What is the risk to humans? : review article
Extracted from text ... Travel medicine SA Fam Pract 2004;46(1) 10 Introduction The current Asian avian flu outbreaks in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea and Japan has brought to the fore the risk posed by zoonotic diseases to humans. Zoonotic diseases are primarily diseases of vertebrate animals that are naturally transmitted to humans. As at 27 January 2004, the number of confirmed deaths related to avian flu in humans rose to eight cases, mostly in children, who were in close contact with live poultry in Thailand and Vietnam. What is worrying is the similarity of the present outbreaks of avian flu with the SARS ..
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