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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: But when this occurs, the flu will be much less severe than it would have been.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
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
8 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't be the flu: There is some possibility that the live virus of the flu mist could transfer to baby & cause a mild flu like illness. This would be a muted illness & ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Or any other viral illness for that matter.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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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.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hours: Minutes to a few hours.
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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