How is bird flu spread?

Like other flu. Bird flu is usually acquired through close contact with birds and breathing their respiratory secretions. It usually does not spread from person to person, thank god!

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How did the bird flu first spread?

Direct contact. Close contact with actively infected birds was the means of contracting h5n1influenza. Read more...

Can bird flu be spread from people to birds? Or only from birds to people?

Avian influenza. The ability of a strain of influenza to cross from animals to humans is always a concern. What is more significant is the ability, after crossing from birds to man whether it will then continue from man to man. Whether humans give it back to birds is not known and highly unlikely. The epidemiology of influenza is a major topic by itself and quite important in predicting human outbreaks. Keep at it. Read more...
Avian Flu. It's hard to answer your question but to the best that we know, it mutated to cross from avian reservoir to humans. The opposite has not been seen or proven. Read more...

Can a parakeet spread bird flu?

Not reported. Avian influenza has been in chicken and duck populations. It would be very rare for a parakeet to acquire influenza. They can carry other transmissible diseases though. Read more...

What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?

Low risk. This is not transmitted from person to person at this time, so only the rare occurrence of close contact with infected birds has resulted in human disease. Many birds have been sacrificed to limit spread in the poultry industry when it's been identified. Read more...

How is bird flu diagnosed?

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. Read more...

What happened with bird flu?

Still around. The virus is still around and has caused disease in the east. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/h7n9-virus.htm. Read more...