More than one strain of Asian bird flu is making the rounds and not all of them have the same level of health hazards. Some Asian bird flu strains will kill you and some will just make you very ill. The most dangerous of the Asian bird flu strains is the H5N1, which occurred for the first time (recorded) in 1997. This deadly Asian bird flu not only kills people, it kills many more chickens than it does humans, a serious economic impact.
Asian bird flu has killed millions of chickens all over Asia and has had a serious effect on the people there and how they make a living from year to year. Many chicken farmers have lost their entire stock several times over all thanks to the Asian bird flu. Those whose chickens did not get sick and die have had to kill their chickens in order to try and contain the Asian bird flu. So as you can see, the Asian bird flu has another affect on people making them sick and economically crippling those left behind.
So far not many people get the Asian bird flu but out of those who do many will die and have died over the years. About half who catch the Asian bird flu will die and this is not going to change unless the world comes up with an effective Asian bird flu vaccine. The good news is that this Asian bird flu vaccine is in the works right now and hopefully it will be perfected sometime soon.
Mainly the places that need to be worried about the Asian bird flu are all in Asia, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. If you live in these countries and you deal with chickens on a daily basis then you are at a greatly elevated risk and need to be aware of the dangers of the Asian bird flu.
Actually Asian bird flu has not killed many people or even infected that many over the last few years though there has been much talk about the Asian bird flu. Most of those who have caught it are those who have direct contact with live chickens on a regular basis. Everything possible is being done to contain any Asian bird flu outbreaks for until a working vaccine is available this is the only available recourse to stop the spread of Asian bird flu.