An introduction to avian and pandemic influenza.

  title={An introduction to avian and pandemic influenza.},
  author={Megan Black and Paul B. Armstrong},
  journal={New South Wales public health bulletin},
  volume={17 7-8},
There are many types of influenza viruses, which cause illness in a variety of birds and mammals. New strains are constantly evolving, causing seasonal influenza epidemics in humans. This article provides information about influenza and influenza viruses, and the three influenza pandemics of the twentieth century. Pandemic influenza is differentiated from avian influenza, which is a viral disease that primarily infects birds. The current outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry flocks across… CONTINUE READING

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