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How is bird flu diagnosed?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Virtually none seen

This strain of influenza has not been seen in the USA.
Cannot say there have been none, but if so, rare. The best way to avoid influenza is through regular yearly vaccination. The CDC tracks the types of flu most commonly seen and those are included in the latest vaccines available.

In brief: Virtually none seen

This strain of influenza has not been seen in the USA.
Cannot say there have been none, but if so, rare. The best way to avoid influenza is through regular yearly vaccination. The CDC tracks the types of flu most commonly seen and those are included in the latest vaccines available.
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Culture

A nasal swab and culture diagnoses the specific type on influenza when analyzed.

In brief: Culture

A nasal swab and culture diagnoses the specific type on influenza when analyzed.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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