The new influenza virus, H5N1, is very scary, and the WHO is on alert. Originating from the chicken flu, which caused great harm in Hong Kong in 1997, the virus is spreading throughout Southeast Asia.
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WHO fears the virus will mutate, creating a highly deadly pandemic.
For now, it is not spreading only from birds to humans, but it would be a disaster if it passed from one human to another. A probability that increases as the number of infected chickens increases.
A quote from Charles Tisseyre, February 15, 2004
In early 2004, avian flu caused the destruction of millions of chickens and the death of 60 people in Asia.
The virus can be transmitted from birds to humans, especially when handling raw meat.
On April 12, 2005, journalist Sophie Langlois presented a report to theTéléjournal about the avian flu crisis which continues in Vietnam and other Asian countries, causing 60% mortality among humans who contract the virus.
As the journalist explains, in Asia, people often live with chickens, who come and go as they please in markets and houses.
It is also customary to purchase the chickens live.
In Canada, the first case occurred in March 2004 on a commercial farm in 1999. chicken farm, British Columbia. The farm is immediately quarantined and the herd is slaughtered.
In 2014, avian flu claimed a very first human victim in North America.
In Téléjournalof January 8, 2014, Daniel Thibeault presents a report on this first death in Alberta.
It's about a person who returned from a trip.
Canada has experienced two episodes of avian flu, in 2004 in British Columbia and in 2015 in Ontario. A few isolated cases have also been identified in the meantime.
According to Canada's National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health (NCCEH), an outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by virus A (H5N1) began in late 2021.
In 2023, the virus spread spread on an unprecedented scale among wild birds, poultry and mammals in Canada and elsewhere around the world.
Few human infections occurred during this period, and none in Canada. However, vigilance remains necessary to limit the possibility of passage into humans. (Source: CCNSE)
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