Treatment of Avian Influenza

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 5 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Kourkouta L., Koukourikos K., Iliadis Ch., Ouzounakis P, Tsaloglidou A
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Kourkouta L., Koukourikos K., Iliadis Ch., Ouzounakis P, Tsaloglidou A, "Treatment of Avian Influenza," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 5,  no. 3, pp. 9-11, 2019. Crossref,


Avian influenza is an infectious disease affecting all species of birds. It is caused by the type A influenza virus, which is transmitted to susceptible poultry after contact with infected nasal or respiratory secretions and contaminated feces of diseased or infected birds. Most outbreaks of avian influenza in humans occurred in cottages where small flocks of birds are bred. Little has been identified in high-risk groups, such as poultry workers and veterinarians.
The aim of this review was the investigate the effects of avian influenza on humans and its management, as well as measures to prevent influenza pandemics. An extensive review of the recent literature was performed via electronic databases (Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar) and the Association of Hellenic Academic Libraries (HEAL-Link).
The most important disease control measure is the direct killing of infected birds and those who have been exposed to the virus, as well as the proper removal of corpses. The farms having infected poultry should enter quarantine and take measures of disinfection. Hygiene rules should be strictly followed during and after exposure to raw poultry or eggs. The proper measures will contribute to the analytical determination and the effective treatment of the potential threat and its ongoing consequences.


avian influenza, infectious diseases, birds, influenza virus, treatment


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