Bird Flu, also known as avian influenza, is a viral infection that primarily affects birds but can also infect humans and other animals. This article serves as a guide for the public to understand bird flu, covering essential aspects of the disease. It is organized into key sections, starting with an introduction to bird flu and its various strains. It then discusses who is at risk of contracting bird flu and how common it is. The signs and symptoms section outlines what to look for, while the spread of bird flu explains how the virus is transmitted. Diagnosis details the methods used to identify the infection, and pathophysiology explains how the virus affects the body. Treatment options are covered thoroughly, along with preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection. All information is presented in simple terms to ensure it is understandable for all readers. This article is part of the “Public Education Series” initiative of Exon Publications.

Bird Flu
Exon Publications, Brisbane, Australia


Published: 2024-07-07