Chapter Topic: Viruses Out-of-Class Activity—Avian Influenza Assignment Health o

Chapter Topic: Viruses
Out-of-Class Activity—Avian Influenza
Assignment
Health officials worldwide are very concerned aboutthe potential spread of “avian influenza” (bird flu).
So far, however, no pandemic has occurred. Use themedia available to you to research and answer the questions below about avian influenza and thepotential health problems it presents:
• What is H5N1 and how does it relate to avian influenza?
• How does the influenza spread among birds?
• How do people become infected with avian influenza?
• What are the symptoms of avian flu in humans?
• What efforts are health officials in the UnitedStates making to prepare for a possible bird flu pandemic?