Home > Medical > Cold and flu infection > Bird flu and Sars Bird flu and Sars All sections in Flu » About Flu » Bird flu and SARS » Health Tips » Multimedia » Flu News » Preventing Flu » Spreading the Flu » The 1918 Epidemic » The Flu Virus » Treatment » You and Flu 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. 4 fascinating flu maps The 1918 flu, Sars, swine flu: check out these maps on how they spread. 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? Ask CyberDoc » Test Do you need vitamin C? » Join Body Talk » Quiz Addicted to pills? » No Flu for you 10 foods to boost your immune system 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? Q&A of bird flu We list the most frequently asked questions on bird flu. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.