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Can avian flu give you swine flu?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Each subtype of flu (eg avian vs swine) are different viruses, meaning they have different genetics.
One does not predispose to the other but you can be infected with one and then later another type of flu.

In brief: No

Each subtype of flu (eg avian vs swine) are different viruses, meaning they have different genetics.
One does not predispose to the other but you can be infected with one and then later another type of flu.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swine flu

No, avian flu and swine flu are different strains, and one does not cause the other.

In brief: Swine flu

No, avian flu and swine flu are different strains, and one does not cause the other.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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