Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Risks of spread of avian influenza virus: useful article

The current Nursing Times, 102(12), dated 21-27 March, has a useful looking article by Ann Shuttleworth on the risks of spread of the virus. Nurses, the author says, are likely to be asked about the risks of avian flu spreading to the UK, and the article provides them with information to help them answer that question. It includes information on transmission methods, treatment, why H5N1 might cause a pandemic, and whether it is safe to eat poultry.

The details: Shuttleworth, A. (2006). Understanding the risks of the spread of the avian flu virus. Nursing Times 102(12), 25-26.

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