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How many forms of avian flu exist?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
One: There is only one flu virus subtype known as avian flu - h5n1. Other ones have different names - h1n1 is swine flu.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Many, many strains: Exist but almost all of them are unable to infect humans. Some are quite pathogenic in birds, others not.
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