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Can cleaning a backyard bird bath give me bird flu?

Can cleaning a backyard bird bath give me bird flu?

No: Since there is no outbreak of bird flu in the United States, cleaning a bird bath will give a person many happy birds, but no bird flu. In the asian countries where there is some bird flu, one can catch the disease from infected birds, such as when one cleans chicken coops and raises chickens. ...Read more

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Can i get bird flu from cleaning bird bath?

Can i get bird flu from cleaning bird bath?

Avian influenza is..: An intestinal disease in birds so bird bath water may contain the virus but many of the strains of avian influenza do not transmit to people and the h5n1 strain does transmit well to people and seems to need direct exposure to the infected bird. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get bird flu from cleaning my backyard bird bath?

If you are talking : About the h5n1 highly pathogenic influenza, it is not found in the western hemisphere. Most other avian flus do not spread to man and if they do, they need direct contact with the infected bird. ...Read more

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Fever associated with flu: is it ok to take a hot bath while fever is present? Or only cool bath?

Fever associated with flu: is it ok to take a hot bath while fever is present? Or only cool bath?

Hot bath OK: Fever is how our bodies fight infection- our immune systems work better when we have a fever and microbes don't survive as well. A cool bath might lower your temp. ; thus prolong the infection; a hot bath might actually raise your temp. A bit which might help you fight the infection; this is a homeopathic-style approach. Fever isn't dangerous unless above 105. See http://on.Today.Com/1cz7o8p. ...Read more

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Can I die from bird flu if I ignore it?

Can I die from bird flu if I ignore it?

Depends: Complex question: 1. Depending on genetic predisposition, some people may ignore it because it doesn't give them the terrible signs and symptoms that most other people get 2. Most people will treat their infection like any other flu-like illness and therefore, not ignoring it. 3.You will die if you truly doing nothing for "bird flu", likely from a secondary infection or other complication. ...Read more

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How is bird flu transmitted to people?

How is bird flu transmitted to people?

Avian influenza: The avian flu virus (h5n1) has been shown to survive in the environment for long periods of time. Infection may be spread simply by touching contaminated surfaces. Birds who were infected with this flu can continue to release the virus in their feces and saliva for as long as 10 days. This is not transmitted to humans from other mammals as of yet. ...Read more

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How do you get bird flu?

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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Where did bird flu originate?

Where did bird flu originate?

Pigs: It is my understanding the a pig virus adapted itself to infecting birds. ...Read more

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