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Avian Flu: Will it be the Next Pandemic?

An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of influenza. Pandemics are only caused by a specific category of flu viruses, called category A. The flu can become lethal when a new influenza A virus mutates and emerges. If the virus is new, our immune systems don't recognize it as one we have battled in the past, and it takes much longer to mount an immune response. Additionally, if it is both new and very virulent, the immune system may mount an attack (called a cytokine storm). against the virus that is so aggressive, it may damage the healthy tissue in our lungs in the process of trying to kill the virus. Pandemics occur when these dangerous new viruses mutate so that they become very infectious, and spread world-wide. Influenza pandemics of the pasthave caused hundreds of millions to become ill, millions to die, and have been responsible for great social disruption and economic loss.

Pandemics occur about 3 times per 100 years. There were three pandemics in the 20th century. All of these pandemics spread worldwide within 1 year of first being detected. They are:

  • 1918-19, "Spanish flu," [classified as an influenza A H1N1 variant by the presence of certain unique markers on the outside of the virus], caused the highest number of known flu deaths: more than 500,000 people died in the United States, and 50 million to 100 million people may have died worldwide. Many people died within the first few days after infection and others died of complications soon after. It was puzzling that nearly half of those who died were young, healthy adults and children. Flu often is most lethat in older folks with weak immune systems. Pandemics are more often lethal in the young with strong immune systems because death is often from the lethal consequences of a greatly magnified immune response.
  • 1957-58, "Asian flu," [influenza A (H2N2) variant], caused about 70,000 deaths in the United States. First identified in China in late February 1957, the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957.
  • 1968-69, "Hong Kong flu," [influenza A (H3N2)], caused approximately 34,000 deaths in the United States. The Hong kong flu virus was first detected in Hong Kong in early 1968 and spread to the United States later that year. Type A (H3N2) viruses still circulate today, but are more easily recognized by our immune systems.
Both of the viruses responsible for the 1957-58 and 1968-69 pandemics were a result of the recombination of a human virus with an avian influenza virus. This can occur when humans are infected by flu viruses carried by birds (like chickens and ducks) or pigs. If the infected person then passes that virus on to another person, a new virus has emerged with the potential of causing a pandemic. Although the origin of the 1918 pandemic virus is not clear, it was called the "Spanish Flu" because Spain was the first recorded location of many deaths due to the virus. It may also have originated in China.

Once a new pandemic influenza virus emerges, mutates, and becomes contagious, it is very difficult to eradicate and circulates for many years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) monitor the occurrence of influenza activity worldwide, including the emergence of influenza virus strains with the potential of causing pandemics. One such strain that is emerging today is the bird flu, or avian influenza virus that has infected over 100 people and has been responsible for killing over half of the infected persons. Thirteen people have died in Vietnam alone from the virus in a 5 month period after December 2004. VIDEO

The bird flu virus is primarily a disease of chickens and ducks, and was first detected in humans in Hong Kong, China in 1997.
Almost all of these early human cases were thought to be contracted from birds, and primarily were caused by humans handling sick chickens and ducks in the extensive live bird markets in the far east. Isolated cases of human-to-human transmission may have occured in Hong Kong and Vietnam, but none have been confirmed.

Bird flu is proving resistant to traditional antiviral treatments and has now appeared in animals including cats, pigs, and tigers which had not been considered susceptible to the virus. In 2004, the bird flu swept through poultry in a dozen countries and killed 45 people. About 140 million chickens and ducks had to be destroyed to contain the virus and prevent further outbreaks.

Regarding the emergence of this lethal bird flu, a noted expert on flu pandemics (Dr. Omi) recently spoke to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This conference focused on controlling the spread of the bird flu in poultry populations in South Asia. Omni asserted, "the world is now in the gravest possible danger of a pandemic" and further stated that the avian flu "had the potential to kill more people than SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome]", which killed about 800 people in 2003. He said the World Health organization (WHO) was calling on governments to develop contingency plans in case of an outbreak, but said that the virus, also called H5N1, had not yet "gained the potential for efficient human-to-human transmission" which would make it far more deadly and capable of causing the next influenza pandemic. The WHO fears that this bird flu may become even deadlier if it mutates into a form that could be easily transmitted between humans.

The WHO has previously warned governments around the world to stockpile influenza vaccines so they would be prepared should a pandemic occur.

The United States has contracted for 4 million vaccine doses (less than enough to treat 2% of the US population), while Italy and France report that they will stockpile 2 million doses each, according to New Scientist magazine.

The British Department of Health has said it has no plans to stockpile vaccines, because of the difficulty of designing one in advance which will be effective against a virus that has mutated.

Although yet-to-be-developed influenza vaccines would offer the greatest protection, many governments are rapidly purchasing anti-viral influenza medications such as Tamiflu and Relenza. These drugs are powerful against the bird flu, however, they need to be used within the first 2 days of infection to be effective.


Source: www.cdc.gov, New Scientist Magazine, and BBC News World Edition



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