Bird Flu (Avian) H5N1: Cause for Concern? A Comprehensive Review of Origin, Spread, Human Cases, and Symptoms

Over the past few years, there have been concerns about the H5N1 avian influenza virus which has caused a lot of discussions on its origin, spreading, and potential to cause a global pandemic.

It was first recognized in 1996 hence it has a background with H5N1 since then, the viruses underwent significant mutations and spread across various continents

Virus Spread

thereby posing threats not only to bird populations but raising concerns about animals such as humans.

Bird Flu Concern for Humans

This is an all-rounded article that will look at various aspects of the H5N1 virus including its origins, patterns of spread, and possible risks to animal and human populations.