Avian Flu ( Bird Flu )

Strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans.

This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds. It can also be passed from person to person.

Symptoms begin within two to eight days, and can seem like the common flu. Cough, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, and shortness of breath may occur.

The disease can carry a high mortality in humans. Some antiviral drugs, if taken within two days of symptoms, may help.
Sources: Mayo Clinic

Since the beginning of 2022, avian influenza has been confirmed in nearly half the States of America, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Avian Flu is caused by influenza viruses that happen naturally among birds and can be transmitted from birds to people. It does not appear to sicken birds, but it has been recently infecting people. Asiet Air Purification Systems can kill harmful viruses, including the Avian Flu.

Avian Flu is usually spread by the droppings of wild birds, such as geese and ducks, who often show no signs of illness. Some studies suggest the virus can be traced into secure chicken and turkey barns on equipment, workers, small birds, mice, and even dust particles. Birds that test positive for avian flu will not enter the food chain and according to the National Chicken Council, the same goes for eggs. Humans cannot become infected from eating poultry after it has been cooked properly. 

Avian Flu is not a foodborne illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk for humans is low. Workers on bird farms that are exposed to the virus are at a higher risk of contracting the disease than the general public. Installing Asiet Air Purification Systems will alleviate this risk.

Avian Flu is spread by nasal secretions, saliva, and feces of infected animals. Killing the infected birds is the only way to stop the spread of the virus. The greatest risk factor seems to be in contact with sick birds or with surfaces contaminated by their feathers, saliva, or droppings. Asiet Air Purification Systems can clean the air and help keep surfaces free of disease. Bird flu very seldom is transmitted from one human to another.

The probability of Avian Flu outbreak in the public is low; but because other bird flu viruses have infected people, it is possible that human infections with these viruses could occur. Asiet Air Purification Systems can clean the air of these harmful airborne organics.

Avian Flu in people is rare, but it can happen. Bird viruses can infect people when it gets into a person’s eyes, nose, or mouth or is inhaled. When a person breathes it in, or when a person touches something that has the virus on it and then touches the eyes, nose, or mouth the virus is ingested. There have been no reported cases of avian flu spreading from person to person. Using a filtration device such as Asiet Air Purification System can minimize the spread.

Proper air filtration like Asiet Air Purification System can help to minimize the risk of spreading flu viruses such as Avian Flu. The avian flu virus ranges in size from 0.08 to 0.13 micrometers (microns) in diameter. Particles in this size range settle out of the air fairly quickly so the serious danger would be within 3 feet of the infected person. Wearing a mask will help. As with any virus, the first line of defense would be frequent hand washing. Asiet Air Purification Systems not only clean air but surfaces too. 

Stand-alone air purifying machines that contain PCO air filters such as Asiet Air Purification Systems can clean rooms of any airborne particles that can cause illness. A minimum of 95% of particles 5 micrometers in size or larger can be captured in a home, office, or other facilities. 

Using Asiet Air Purification Systems will clean and purify air and surfaces from not only Avian Flu viruses but COVID-19 and anything else that might infect your home. When used along with other best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you can protect yourself and your family.