Disease Thesis

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Disease in the News: The Bird Flu

Critical Review

This critical review will examine a newspaper article published by the New York Times and entitled: 'Avian Influenza' published February 25, 2009, reviewed by Linda Vorvick, MD, a Family Physician, and Seattle Site Coordinator and Lecturer.

It was reported in the February 25, 2009 edition of The New York Times in an article entitled: 'Avian Influenza' that the avian influenza virus, also known as 'Bird Flu' historically is a virus that "infected pigs and mixed with pig influenza viruses" however "the viruses exchanged genetic information which led to the formation of a new virus." (The New York Times, 25 Feb, 2009) It was this genetic exchange that enabled the new virus to "infection humans and easily spread from person to person." (The New York Times, 25 Feb, 2009) The article relates that many of the previous flu pandemics began in this manner.


This article relates that the first avian influenza virus to infect humans "directly occurred in Hong Kong in 1997, during an avian flu epidemic on the island." (The New York Times, 25 Feb 2009) This outbreak is stated to have been "linked to chickens and classified as avian influenza A (H5N1)." (he New York Times, 25 Feb 2009)


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It is related in this article that following the outbreak in Hong Kong that the bird flu virus continued to spread across the Asian continent. In October 2005, avian influenza virus was discovery in the countries of Romania and Turkey in poultry with hundreds of individuals being infected with the disease and many of them dying from the bird influenza.

TOPIC: Thesis on Disease in the News Assignment

This report relates that chance of the disease spreading worldwide is dependent upon the area in which the bird influenza spreads. Those who work with poultry, including farmers and individuals who travel and visit countries infected with the bird influenza are at… [END OF PREVIEW] . . . READ MORE

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