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Can i get bird flu from cleaning bird bath?

Can i get bird flu from cleaning bird bath?

In California : The highly pathogenic h5n1 avian influenza virus is not found in california or anywhere in the usa. In birds, however, influenza is a gastrointestinal infection so bird baths could be contaminated with some bird flu of some sort. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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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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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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Is bird flu dangerous?

Is bird flu dangerous?

Overall mortality: rates in humans is about 60% - so yes, it is dangerous. ...Read more

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What causes Avian Flu?

What causes Avian Flu?

Influenza virus: There are many strains (family members) of influenza virus all over the world. Some strains affect animals and others humans. When a strain that "normally" infects animals develops the ability to infect humans, that is potentially dangerous because humans may have never had to fight off (become immune to) that strain. The "avian flu strains" come from birds. Swine flu strains came from pigs. ...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 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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How is bird flu diagnosed?

How is bird flu diagnosed?

Virtually none seen: This strain of influenza has not been seen in the USA. Cannot say there have been none, but if so, rare. The best way to avoid influenza is through regular yearly vaccination. The CDC tracks the types of flu most commonly seen and those are included in the latest vaccines available. ...Read more

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What happened with bird flu?

Still around: The virus is still around and has caused disease in the east. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/h7n9-virus.htm. ...Read more

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How is bird flu transmitted?

How is bird flu transmitted?

Direct contact: Direct contact with infected birds is the only known way to contract this variety of flu. ...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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How do people treat bird flu?

How do people treat bird flu?

Support: Most of the treatment is supportive, meaning supplemental oxygen if needed, or even mechanical ventilatory support if respiratory failure. It is recommended patients be treated with the anti-influenza drug "tamiflu" if the present with symptoms early enough. Other measures of non specific support may be needed, IV fluids etc.. Depending on the severity of illness. ...Read more

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Why is bird flu so dangerous?

More deadly: More likely to cause death. Why? Very interesting question that researchers are hard at work trying to answer. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have bird flu?

What's it mean to have bird flu?

Influenza H5N1 var: This years influenza variant was first noted in wild birds and is the h5n1 type - so its an influenza virus that people contracted from birds in asia. It responds well to most influenza drugs. It is not a particularly deadly form of the virus - but note that influenza does lead to the deaths of thousands of americans a year every year. ...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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How do I know if I have avian flu?

How do I know if I have avian flu?

See Inf. Dx. Sp.: Electron microscopy, determine gene sequence in Atlanta by CDC. I pray you don't; i just hate plagues. Ok, ok call your internist; then we'll seal off your neighborhood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bird flu?

What are the symptoms of bird flu?

Flu like illness: The symptoms of bird flu are no different, than regular flu. It is how it originates that it gets its name from. It can be quite severe and difficult to manage the spread from the community point of view. ...Read more

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