Spread of avian influenza in Turkey

All evidence to date indicates that patients were infected after close contact with sick birds, said WHO influenza situation in birds in Turkey.Avian influenza is still rare in people. The virus that causes the disease (called H5N1) does not seem to be very good at spreading between people. If this changes, this could lead to an outbreak of avian influenza H5N1. WHO: There is no reason to panic

Regional Director for Europe Marc Danzon, MD, has visited Turkey in a show of support and calm the fears of bird flu. There is no reason to panic, he said in a press conference in Turkey, Danzon, the Associated Press.

Turkey is the first country outside the Far East to have confirmed human cases of bird, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed by the WHO in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China and Indonesia.

Travelers in the affected areas are not considered at high risk of infection if you do not have a direct and unprotected exposure to infected birds, says the WHO.

Danzon also noted that the H5N1 virus does not seem to move among people in Turkey. No travel restrictions

15 The WHO has confirmed human cases of bird flu in Turkey. These cases include two children from the same family died from bird flu. A third child of the same family have died, but has not confirmed that the death was avian influenza. Contact with birds

All patients turkish apparently had direct contact with sick or dead birds. For example, Turkish children have died was playing with dead chickens.