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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-146

Avian influenza a (H5N1): A preliminary review


1 Department of Microbiology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa - 760 004, India
2 Department of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa - 760 004, India
3 Department of Pathology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa - 760 004, India

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S Padhi
Department of Microbiology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa - 760 004
India
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Humanity has been at the receiving end of many viral diseases since ages. Sudden emergence and re-emergence of new viral diseases in human beings has surprised the medical scientists from time to time. "Avian influenza" or "Bird flu" by H5N1 epidemics is one such surprise. Although many aspects about this disease are clear, there are some dark areas regarding vaccine development that need to be further explored and understood, so as to effectively contain the spread of this disease. The present article details out almost everything known about this interesting disease along with the review of the recent literature.






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