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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?

What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?

Low risk: This is not transmitted from person to person at this time, so only the rare occurrence of close contact with infected birds has resulted in human disease. Many birds have been sacrificed to limit spread in the poultry industry when it's been identified. ...Read more

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How is bird flu spread?

How is bird flu spread?

Like other flu: Bird flu is usually acquired through close contact with birds and breathing their respiratory secretions. It usually does not spread from person to person, thank god! ...Read more

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How did the bird flu first spread?

Direct contact: Close contact with actively infected birds was the means of contracting h5n1influenza. ...Read more

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Can bird flu be spread from people to birds? Or only from birds to people?

Can bird flu be spread from people to birds? Or only from birds to people?

Avian Flu: It's hard to answer your question but to the best that we know, it mutated to cross from avian reservoir to humans. The opposite has not been seen or proven. ...Read more

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How do you get bird flu?

Bird Flu: The h5n1 bird flu virus is spread when wild birds pass the virus along to birds such as chickens or ducks that are being raised for human consumption. ...Read more

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How does bird flu affect humans?

How does bird flu affect humans?

Same as any flu: The symptoms of influenza are similar among all strains. Fever, cough, muscle aches, headache and malaise are typical. So-called bird flu can be more virulent and lead to respiratory failure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bird flu now?

What are symptoms of bird flu now?

Same as of regular: Flu. Symptoms of bird flu are the same as of regular flu, however, it has much higher frequency of pneumonia and death. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of bird flu?

Fever: Fever, chills , muscle aches and headache which are the same with any flu. ...Read more

Avian Flu (Definition)

A strain of influenza previously seen only in birds that has acquired the ability to infect humans with close contact. Currently there are no strains that can cause ...Read more


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Bird (Avian) Flu (Definition)

Also known as avian influenza, bird flu is an influenza virus that affects birds. The bird flu is transmissible from birds to humans. ...Read more