The MOE campaign covers 40,000 elementary and secondary schools in Thailand and will focuses on promoting frequent hand washing, rapid reporting of sick and dead poultry and other key behaviors needed to prevent the spread of the deadly H5N1 virus that causes Avian Influenza.
Humans can become ill when infected with viruses from animal sources, such as avian influenza virus subtypes H5N1 and H9N2 and swine influenza virus subtypes H1N1 and H3N2. The primary risk factor for human infection appears to be direct or indirect exposure to infected live or dead animals or contaminated environments.
|Latest Avian Influenza Publications|
|1 - H7N9 Avian Influenza Case in Canada Confirmed by Gov - Public Health Agency of Canada.|
|2 - H7N9 Bird Flu Adapting to Humans and Mammals - University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
|3 - H5N1 Avian Flu Viruses Transmissible Between Humans Could Evolve in Nature - University of Cambridge.|
|4 - Researchers Temporarily Halt Research on H5N1 Avian Influenza - Georgetown University Medical Center.|
|5 - Compound Safely Counters Deadly Avian Bird Flu - University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
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