Protect Your Family from Deadly Bird Flu program will provide important information about protection, symptoms and treatment. Influenza is a different story as is the Avian or Bird Flu. We'd like to provide some educational tips on this important topic as experts are warning a pandemic could kill more than a billion people worldwide. An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new Influenza virus appears or emerges in the human population, causes serious illness and then spreads easily from person to person worldwide. Pandemic outbreaks are caused by new sub types or by sub types that have never circulated among people or that have not circulated for a long time. First identified in China in late February 1957 the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957. The Hong Kong flu 1968-1969, caused about 34,000 deaths in the United States. This virus was first detected in Hong Kong in early 1968 and spread to the United States later that year. In 2003, we heard about SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which is an atypical form of pneumonia.
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