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Is the avian flu a foodborne illness?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Avian flu is an airborne disease.
You must breathe it in. It attacks the lungs.

In brief: No
Avian flu is an airborne disease.
You must breathe it in. It attacks the lungs.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
It is, however, an enteric disease in the birds
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: In birds, it is.
Influenza is fowl is spread fecal-orally so it can be considered food borne.
However, in humans, it is spread via the respiratory route.

In brief: In birds, it is.
Influenza is fowl is spread fecal-orally so it can be considered food borne.
However, in humans, it is spread via the respiratory route.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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