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What are the risk factors for avian flu?

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Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Birds: Avian flu is caused by influenza viruses that mostly live in certain types of birds and make them sick. Very rarely such strains of flu virus will infect humans and make them sick. When such strains are found, the bird flock is usually killed. The area of the world, the person's nearness to sick birds and the strength of the person's immune system are all important factors in a person's risk.
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What are some of the risk factors for getting Bird flu?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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The risk factors for getting Bird flu include:: Environmental exposure, Exposure to sick contact.
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