Influenza Bird Incidence
Facts about bird flu:
- Avian influenza is transmitted from infected birds to humans.
- Avian influenza is not transmitted from person to person.
- As of October 31 2006, there have only been 256 cases of avian influenza from direct contact with infected birds in Asia.
- Millions of infected birds have been destroyed in Asia.
- Avian influenza could become a public health crisis if the virus becomes able to pass from person to person.
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