October 4, 2005 -- Posted at 6:00 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO -- President Bush has announced that if the Avian Flu does become a pandemic and move to the United States he might use the United States military to quarantine parts of the country. But what is the avian flu? "Avian Flu is actually a bird virus and it's spread from birds and poultry and it was first seen in Asia in 1997", said Infectious Disease Practitioner Pam Tedder with St. Bernards Regional Medical Center.
Tedder said she thinks people in the United States don't need to really worry about the Avian Flu, but she thinks they should be concerned about the illness.