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    Avian Influenza

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    The first case of avian influenza since last spring was detected on a Dane County poultry farm yesterday, according to the assistant Wisconsin State Veterinarian, who said that, left unchecked, could devastate Wisconsin’s $200 million poultry industry. Darlene Konkle, the assistant Wisconsin State Veterinarian, confirmed that highly contagious avian influenza that strikes chickens and turkeys was found in a 20,000-bird flock. Avian influenza is a respiratory illness that almost always ends in sudden death and is primarily spread through wild waterfowl, said Konkle. Konkle notes that when a flock of birds is hit, preventative measures must be taken by killing the whole flock as well as quarantining the area to prevent the spread of the virus.…

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    Avian Influenza Essay

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    The first case of avian influenza since last spring was detected in Dane County yesterday according to the assistant Wisconsin State Veterinarian, which could effect the US economy. Darlene Konkle, the assistant Wisconsin State Veterinarian confirmed that highly contagious avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu, was found in a 20,000-bird flock. Bird flu primarily affects chickens and turkeys. Bird flu is a respiratory illness that can be identified by discharge from the nasal or eyes,…

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    Avian Influenza Pandemics

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    Avian Influenza A viruses present a unique challenge to public health as a result of their rapid evolution. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been five IAV pandemics, including the 1918 pandemic, which is estimated to have been responsible for 50-100 million deaths worldwide (Taubenberger & Morens, 2006). Each major influenza pandemic has been associated with the appearance of a new subtype circulating in humans. Additionally, particularly virulent pandemic strains and in…

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    Avian Influenza Essay

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    Avian Influenza Avian Influenza (AI) commonly known as "bird flu" is an infectious viral disease of birds, especially wild waterfowl. Wild birds can be asymptomatic carriers spreading the virus, while domestic birds usually sicken and die in just a few days after contracting the virus. AI has been identified in over 100 different species of wild birds worldwide, with the majority of these being waterfowl (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). OVERVIEW I was unable to find a clear date for…

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    Avian Influenza Effect

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    Avian Influenza and Its Effect on the Economy The ultimate goal of agriculture in the past, and as of now, was to suffice the people’s demand for food. As the population increased, farmers had to figure out how to meet this new demand, and decrease costs of production while maintaining the same level of productivity. This was no easy task, but over time, farmers, with their improved agricultural methods, brought about enormous yield gains. Horse drawn plows, mowers, railroads, cultivators,…

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    One common health concern affecting chickens worldwide is avian influenza. Avian influenza, also known as the bird flu, is a viral infection that affects poultry. It has caused some serious outbreaks on Asian and Middle Eastern poultry farms. The commercial chicken industry has done a great job inspecting chickens for the virus before they are sent to the market for sale, yet; 48 million chickens had to be killed last year in the U.S. due to this viral pathogen. Not only are these 48 million…

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    One common health concern affecting chickens worldwide is avian influenza. Avian influenza, also known as the bird flu is a viral infection that affects poultry, which has caused some serious outbreaks on Asian and Middle Eastern chickens. The commercial chicken industry has done a great job controlling and inspecting chickens for the virus before they are killed and sent to the market for sale, yet; 48 million chickens had to be killed last year in the U.S. due to this viral pathogen. These 48…

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    One common health concern affecting chickens worldwide is avian influenza. Avian influenza, also known as the bird flu, is a viral infection that affects poultry. It has caused some serious outbreaks on Asian and Middle Eastern poultry farms. The commercial chicken industry has done a great job inspecting chickens for the virus before they are sent to the market for sale, yet; 48 million chickens had to be killed last year in the U.S. due to this viral pathogen. Not only are these 48 million…

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    The 1918 Epidemic Analysis

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    Arctic permafrost, researchers at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were able to recreate an extinct virus. Then, in October of 2005, they announced that they had isolated, decoded and replicated the entire sequence of the 1918 virus now identified as H1N1. (PM) Influenza viruses typically infect the epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract and reproduce. Characteristically, the structure is a sphere…

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    Global Health

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    These issues are clean water access and global hygiene measures, obesity, malaria, avian influenza, and the pollution of air. My target populations are all over the place, considering the vast differences between each issue. I hope to target each place around the world that does not have clean water access and build wells until everyone has enough to drink globally and no one has to go thirsty. In order to increase disease prevention in developing countries, we must place a high value on…

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