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What happened with bird flu?

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

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 if a bird flu panademic occured in the usa?

What if a bird flu panademic occured in the usa?

Serious: It could cause widespread disease and disruption of normal life. Many deaths could occur. ...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 bird flu symptoms, treatment?

What are bird flu symptoms, treatment?

Fever, cough: Bird flu or avian influenza has similiar symptoms to influenza with fever, sore throat, cough and body aches. It is more common in Africa and Asia than the United States and is treated with anti-viral medications such as tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir). ...Read more

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What is bird flu vaccine?

What is bird flu vaccine?

Bird Flu Vaccine: Vaccine to protect against avian influenza (bird flu) also known as strain h5n1. This is different from the annual flu shot and the recent swine flu vaccine h1n1. The vaccine is kept in stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak. Currently it is not a routine vaccine since avian flu rarely infects humans. People who work with poultry are most likely to be infected. ...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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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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What are some symptoms of bird flu?

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

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What are the symptoms of bird flu in asia?

What are the symptoms of bird flu in asia?

Avian Influenza H5N1: High fever (usually more than 38 degrees celsius) cough sore throat running nose production of phlegm difficulty in breathing other symptoms that have occasionally been reported include: diarrhoea vomiting abdominal pain chest pain bleeding from nose and gums. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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