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Is the avian flu a foodborne illness or how do you catch it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No, airborne

It is transmitted through contamination of air. Transmission from birds to humans requires close contact with infected birds.
Properly cooked chicken meat does not transmit bird flu.

In brief: No, airborne

It is transmitted through contamination of air. Transmission from birds to humans requires close contact with infected birds.
Properly cooked chicken meat does not transmit bird flu.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same as regular flu

Not really - flu is usually transmitted person to person through aerosolized droplets (a cough or sneeze does this well) that land in the upper respiratory tract or mucus membranes.
Of note flu can last on surfaces for quite a while so decontaminating surfaces around infected folk is important to prevent transmission.

In brief: Same as regular flu

Not really - flu is usually transmitted person to person through aerosolized droplets (a cough or sneeze does this well) that land in the upper respiratory tract or mucus membranes.
Of note flu can last on surfaces for quite a while so decontaminating surfaces around infected folk is important to prevent transmission.
Dr. Asaf Presente
Dr. Asaf Presente
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