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Bird Flu Crisis in Hong Kong Introduction Do you know how many chickens do we consume every day Three thousand five thousand or more We demand almost more than ten thousand chickens daily What a big figure We can see that chickens are very important to Chinese society Chickens are always devoted to God and served in dinners to celebrate traditional festivals Without chickens it will cause inconvenience to Hong Kong people especially during Lunar New Year Unfortunately Hong Kong people has just encountered this situation Because of the outbreak of bird flu all chickens had to be removed from Hong Kong In this report we would like to talk about the topic Bird Flu Crisis In Hong Kong We will give a brief introduction of the bird flu virus H5N1 analyse the short-term and long-term consequences of the flu in Hong Kong and see what Hong Kong have learned from this incident What is Influenza A H5N1 There are three types of influenza designated A B and C Influenza B and C rarely cause local outbreak of flu but not the influenza A It is very important to all mankind as this is the type of virus that has caused world-wide pandemics And H5N1 belongs to the vision of influenza A What is H5N1 H stands for hemagglutinin HA which is a viral protein It will cause the red blood cells to stick together And N is the viral protein too which is called neuraminidase NA In an influenza virion there are five hundred spikes sticking out from its lipid envelope in which 80 of the spikes are HA and 20 NA HA helps the virion get into host cells and NA helps the offspring virions to get out The two virions together are responsible for the virusesability to cause the disease Cited from httpwwwsynapsendirectcouk Bird flu virus H5N1 was first isolated form birds in South Africa
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