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REVIEW ON BIRD FLU

Arun Satyadev Sidhanadham*, Rajendra Prasad Yejella, Manjulajyotshana Rudru, Buddha Bhuvana Alekya

ABSTRACT

Avian flu has been creating a panic situation all round the world and has been confirmed epidemic in major part of the world. The common most among the bird flu influenza virus is H5N1. Most cases of H5N1 infection to humans are thought to have occurred as a result of direct or close contact with sick or infected poultry. Ongoing circulation of A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) viruses in poultry, especially where endemic, continues to pose threats to public health, as these viruses have both the potential to cause serious disease in people and may have the potential to change into a form that is more transmissible among humans. Continued surveillance for A (H7N9) will be necessary to detect and control the spread of the virus. The health care sector should work in an efficient way to get rid of this pandemic virus by encouraging the pharmaceutical companies to develop novel antiviral lead moieties which work efficiently than the prevailing drugs , the present antiviral drug used for treatment are oseltamivir and zanamivir as an alternative drug. The government also has to take necessary proactive measures to prevent the spread of this dreadful virus by public awareness with the help of electronic and print media. Hence, clinical management of this virus has to be taken prior importance. Mostly children and pregnant women are affected and people suffering from respiratory tract diseases like asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis are mostly prone to this dreadful virus.

Keywords: Avian flu, H5N1 Virus, H7N9, Pandemic, Oseltamivir, Zanamavir.


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