Influenza Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in influenza and flu pandemics. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses), that affects humans, birds and other mammals. The virus spreads easily from person to person. Influenza circulates worldwide and can affect anybody in any age group. Influenza causes annual epidemics that peak during winter in temperate regions. Influenza is a serious public health problem that causes severe illnesses and deaths for higher risk populations. The most common symptoms of the disease are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Sore throat, fever and coughs are the most frequent symptoms. In more serious cases, influenza causes pneumonia, which can be fatal, particularly for the young and the elderly. An influenza epidemic can take an economic toll through lost workforce productivity, and strain health services. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection.
The objectives of Influenza Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for influenza and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to influenza.
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- PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (36): Hungary (BK) poultry, HPAI H5N8, OIE
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:20:42 -0400
Avian Influenza H5N8 -- Hungary
Information received on [and dated] 26 Mar 2020 from Dr Lajos Bognar, deputy state secretary chief veterinary officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary
Report type: immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 22 Mar 2020
Date of confirmation of the event: 25 Mar 2020
Report date: 26 Mar 2020
Date submitted to OIE: 26 Mar 2020
Reason for notification: recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 31 Jan
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