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What are bird flu symptoms, treatment?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. MOHAMMAD ZAMAN
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dysnea, supportive

Symptoms start as symptoms of regular flue and rapidly preogreeses to shortness of breath and respiratory failure.
Treatment is supportive and with tamiflue.

In brief: Dysnea, supportive

Symptoms start as symptoms of regular flue and rapidly preogreeses to shortness of breath and respiratory failure.
Treatment is supportive and with tamiflue.
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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bird flu

The symptoms of teh bird flu are essentially the same as the regular flu - fever, malaise, cough.
The bird flu can progress to pneumonia, respiratory failure, and death. There is no known effective treatment but anti-viral agents like oseltamivir or amantadine can be tried.

In brief: Bird flu

The symptoms of teh bird flu are essentially the same as the regular flu - fever, malaise, cough.
The bird flu can progress to pneumonia, respiratory failure, and death. There is no known effective treatment but anti-viral agents like oseltamivir or amantadine can be tried.
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