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Contracted the flu

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: But when this occurs, the flu will be much less severe than it would have been.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Various strains yrly: There are at least 4-8 strains of flu circulating the world yearly.International plane travel assures us the possibility of imported strains on almost... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Which virus?: Generally, since the fetus does not yet have its own immune system it depends upon mom. Some viruses, usually during the first trimester, are injurio... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Avian : Avian flu refers to strains of influenza that infect various species of birds. Most strains of avian influenza are harmless to humans, but strains ca... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Cough up blood : The answer to your concern personally requires more information, and you should see your doctor in person. Having some blood from respiratory infectio... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Or any other viral illness for that matter.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Improbable: Direct contact with infected birds is the rare possible cause of bird flu. Infected eggs have not been described as a vector for transmission.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Hours: Minutes to a few hours.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
No: Its hard even to contract bird flu from live chickens, unless they share a house with you., and even then healthy chickens don't spread "bird flu". Th... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Aches: Yes. It is not unusual to have some aching for several days after the flu.
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