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The Ultimate Avian Flu Quiz
by Staff
You may think that avian flu is limited to one corner of the world and has little significance for your well-being. Consider this: A different avian flu strain once resulted in one of the worst epidemics the world has ever seen. Scientists believe the current bird flu strain is one step away from recreating such a catastrophe. Take this quiz and learn about this vicious and deadly flu strain.

Which flu strain is associated with bird flu?

  • H1N1
  • H5N1
  • H1N5

What percentage of people infected with avian flu have died?

  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent

Where did the avian flu originate?

  • the Middle East
  • Southeast Asia
  • Australia

Who is at greatest risk of catching avian flu?

  • People who are in close contact with birds.
  • People who live in poor Asian countries.
  • Anyone of Asian descent.

Avian flu is common in what type of birds?

  • ducks
  • chickens
  • both of the above

What epidemic was the result of an avian flu virus?

  • the flu epidemic of 1918
  • the black plague
  • both of the above

Currently, experts believe the world is __________ to handle a new flu epidemic.

  • well equipped
  • adequately equipped
  • ill equipped

How can you prepare yourself for a flu epidemic?

  • get the flu shot
  • stock up on canned food and water
  • both of the above

What treatment has proven to be effective in treating the current strain of bird flu?

  • standard antibiotics
  • a new medication called Tamiflu
  • homeopathic remedies

What scientific discovery may eventually protect the world from a future bird flu epidemic?

  • new medications for treating the flu
  • decoding the genetic sequence of H5N1
  • a new H5N1 flu shot