H5n1 Task 3

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HAT TASK 3 KAREN PAPWORTH HAT/Community Health Nursing October/06/2012 WGU Outbreak Avian influenza, H5N1 is a type of flu virus that causes a highly infectious, severe respiratory disease in birds. It was first detected in domestic geese in southern China in 1996. By 2000, their host range had extended to domestic ducks, which played a key role in the genesis of the 2003/04 outbreaks. The widespread reporting of the disease in 2003/04 can be attributed to the increasing spread of the virus from existing reservoirs of infection in domestic waterfowl and live bird markets leading to greater environmental contamination (origin and evolution 8/6/2005). The H5N1 has spread to 61 countries across three continents Asia, Africa, and Europe, and has been associated with more than 290 human fatalities (avian influenza virus 2011). The initial symptoms of the virus include high fever, usually with a temp higher than 38 degrees C, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, and bleeding from…show more content…
The health effects of pollution are worsened over extended periods of exposure and by the deep, rapid breathing that comes with exercise. Avoid triggers such as prolonged or heavy exertion outside, limit your time outdoors, and go out early in the day because the air quality is better. Increase medication when the air quality index is poor. Check the air quality daily, air pollution levels are broken down into five categories, each of which has a name and colour. Orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups, people with asthma and respiratory disease should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Red is labeled unhealthy, and prolonged outdoor exertion should be avoided. Purple is very unhealthy and outdoor exertion avoided. Maroon everyone should avoid all physical activity outdoors (air quality index, 2012). This guide should be followed to help reduce asthma and respiratory

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