Bird flu and Sars

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Bird flu, or avian influenza, is an infectious disease of birds that is caused by type A strains of the influenza virus.

Bird flu: how worried should we be?

Bird flu has made for scary headlines from the moment it first hit the news, but it used to seem far enough away that we didn't need to worry. But are South Africans at risk now?

Future flu havoc in SA?

With human cases of the H5N1 virus increasing steadily, a global flu pandemic could be on the cards. But would South Africa be able to handle it?

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