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What is the scientific name for bird flu?

Avian influenza is the scientific name for bird flu & H5N1 is the version of bird flu that can pass from bird to human! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Tijuana Reply:

    The scientific name for the doctor bird is Trochilus polytmus. Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is an infection caused by viruses carried by some birds . Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_6547374_information-jamaican-bird.html

  2. Jacquiline Reply:

    "Avian influenza" is the simple scientific name for bird flu; the form of bird flu able to pass from birds to humans is known as H5N1. The full scientific name is "orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A, subtype H5N1" as stated by the U.S. Depa

  3. Lenita Reply:

    The bird flu or (H5N1) is considered to be an avian disease. Transmission from bird to person is small. One way to get it would be from handling the infected poultry.You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_flu_... Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_is_the_bird_flu_virus

  4. Daniell Reply:

    Symptoms of bird flu can be a cough, fever, sore throat, and muscle aches. Sometimes, an eye infection is an indication of the bird flu. Look here for more information: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bird-fl... Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_are_the_symptoms_of_bird_flu

  5. Rosamond Reply:

    Just like the scientific name for a dog is canine, birds have a more scientific classification as well. Birds are referred to as Aves or Neornithes. Source:http://answers.ask.com/Science/Other/what_is_the_scientific_name_for_birds

  6. Temple Reply:

    Has PETA bribed the United Nations scares, bird flu, swine flu, goat flu? European countries are now killing into all the animal flu thousands of goats because of “goat flu” W

  7. Gracie Reply:

    Bird flu is a virus! Viruses are not living things, so they do not have taxonomy! No genus nor species! It is an Influenza A virus, the type is H5N1! Viruses are classified by family, and it is in the Orthomyxoviridae family!

  8. Luetta Reply:

    Avian Influenza is the proper scientific name for bird flu, which is a disease caused by a flu virus that occurs naturally among birds.

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