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Title Bird flu : a rising pandemic in Asia and beyond? / [edited by] Paul Tambyah, Ping-Chung Leung.
Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, 2006.

Subject Avian influenza.
SARS (Disease)
Influenza -- Singapore -- Prevention.
Influenza vaccines.
Influenza in Birds.
Influenza, Human.
Communicable Disease Control.
Disease Outbreaks.
Disease Transmission, Infectious.
Alt Name Tambyah, Paul.
Leung, Ping-Chung, 1941-
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 241 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary Chickens cannot be bought in Vietnam restaurants for love or money. New reports are emerging every week of the global reach of avian influenza in birds. Africa and Europe are now affected by what was thought to be an Asian poultry disease. Governments worldwide are stockpiling antiviral drugs and forming rationing plans. Citizens are concerned that they will not be in "the list" of those who will receive these wonder drugs. Reports are emerging of antiviral drug resistance as the influenza virus mutates. What is the influenza virus? Why are people so worried about pandemic influenza? What is a pandemic? Will it really happen? What is the real situation of avian influenza in humans in Asia? What are governments in the region doing to control the epidemic in birds? Are we overreacting to a couple of hundred cases in humans across Asia and Europe? What if there is no pandemic? In this timely book, a group of experts from across Asia come together to answer these and other issues. While there are many questions which can never be answered, here for the first time is a series of scholarly articles written for the layperson by scientists and clinicians addressing the issues surrounding avian influenza and global pandemic influenza in humans.
Contents Contributors; Glossary; Foreword; Preface; A Summary of Flu Attacks; 1 Avian Influenza: Basic Science, Potential for Mutation, Transmission, Illness Symptomatology and Vaccines Louis Y.-A. Chai; Understanding the Basic Science of Influenza and Terminology; Influenza Pandemics in Recent History; Basic Science of Avian Influenza; Prior Outbreaks of Avian Influenza Until Recently; Transmissibility; Illness Symptomatology; Antiviral Agents; Vaccine Development; Conclusion; References; 2 Virology View Paul K.-S. Chan; What Does H5N1 Stand For?; What Makes the Influenza Virus So Special?
Why Birds are Important?What is the Role of Pigs?; Is it Only H5N1 or Something Else?; What About H9N2?; What Have the H7 Avian Viruses Done to Humans?; What Viruses Have Caused Pandemics?; Conclusions; 3 The First Cases of H5N1 Infection in the World Rita Y.-T. Sung; The Mysterious New Virus H5N1 Killed our Young Patient; 4 The Second Phase After H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus Infection: The Three-Wave Spread in Thailand Salin Chutinimitkul, Pattaratida Sa-nguanmoo and Yong Poovorawan; The Outbreak in Asia and the Three-Wave Outbreak in Thailand.
Genetic Evidence of Influenza A Virus Subtype H5N1Spreading Ability of H5N1; Clinical Manifestation; Case Detection; 1. Suspected case; 2. Probable case; 3. Confirmed case; Specimen Collection; 1. Respiratory specimens:; 2. Blood components:; 3. Autopsy specimens:; Laboratory Diagnostics; 1. Virus isolation; 2. Immunofluorescense assay (IFA); 3. Hemagglutination and hemagglutination inhibition test; 4. Rapid antigen test; 5. Molecular techniques; Avian Influenza Management; Avian Influenza Vaccine; Recommendation for People who Reside in Outbreak Areas44; General recommendations.
Transporter recommendations:Farm workers recommendations:; Laboratory and healthcare workers recommendations:; Consumer recommendations:; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; 5 Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Avian In.uenza Thana Khawcharoenporn, Linda M. Mundy and Anucha Apisarnthanarak; Introduction; Epidemiology; Risk Factors; Pathogenesis; Clinical Presentation; Transmission Dynamics of H5N1; Conclusions; References; 6 Avian Flu: The Indonesian Experience Nuning M.K. Masjkuri, I. Nyoman Kandun, Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono and Hari Santoso; Introduction.
The Unusual Event of the Human Avian Flu in IndonesiaCase Management of Human Avian Flu in Indonesia; Measures to Control the Outbreak in Indonesia; Response to the current situation; Prediction and anticipation; Policies; Lesson learned; References; 7 Bird Flu in Indonesia Nugroho Abikusno; Introduction; Cause, Death and Disease Spread; Pandemic Probability; Preventive Measures; Control of bird flu in human population; Control of bird flu in poultry population; Biosecurity; Depopulation; Vaccination; Future Efforts; References.
Note English.
ISBN 9789812707338 (electronic bk.)
9812707336 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 824699004
Additional Format Print version: Bird flu. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, 2006 9812568158 (OCoLC)70145906

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