How long do bird flu symptoms last?

Varies. The worst symptoms are in the first 5 days and generally taper off over 10-14 days. More serious cases can have complications that last longer.
Varies. Depends on the severity of the infection but milder disease can last between 3-7 days.

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What are bird flu symptoms, treatment?

Fever, cough. Bird flu or avian influenza has similiar symptoms to influenza with fever, sore throat, cough and body aches. It is more common in Africa and Asia than the United States and is treated with anti-viral medications such as tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir). Read more...
Bird flu. The symptoms of teh bird flu are essentially the same as the regular flu - fever, malaise, cough. The bird flu can progress to pneumonia, respiratory failure, and death. There is no known effective treatment but anti-viral agents like oseltamivir or amantadine can be tried. Read more...
Dysnea, supportive. Symptoms start as symptoms of regular flue and rapidly preogreeses to shortness of breath and respiratory failure. Treatment is supportive and with tamiflue. Read more...

How long does it take to get over the bird flu?

Longer than flu. "bird flu" , or avian influenza, in general is moe serious than seasonal influenza. It is not uncommon to be sick for longer than a week, and for some symtoms such as cough to last for weeks as this influenza causes moe irritation of the airways and that takes longer to heal. Take it much slower and get plenty of rest. Thank goodness bird flu is extrememly rare in this country. Read more...

What are the symptoms of bird flu (avian influenza)?

H5N1 avian influenza. Causes a severe influenza transmitted directly from infected birds or their droppings to humans. The disease is generally a severe, progressive respiratory disease with a 50% mortality rate. Fortunately, it does not easily spread from person to person. Read more...

I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

Similar to the flu. Symptoms are indentical to the standard flu, headache, muscle aches, fever, progressing to cough and or shortness of breath. Severe cases may be associated with exterme shortness of breath and even respiratory failure. Gastrointensinal symptoms may be more prominent that most flus, specifically diarrhea. In any case non of this is specific to bird flu. So discuss with your doctor asap. Read more...
Fever, chills, cough. The symptoms for influenza are fairly nonspecific - fever, chills, muscle aches and cough to start... And can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If you are concerned and sick enough, go to your physician and get checked. If you are very ill, go to an ED and tell them what is going on; but either have an ambulance take you or a friend take you. Driving sick is worse than driving drunk. Read more...
Same as flu. Bird flu has symtoms similar to regular flu, though it follows close contact with birds and/or pigs. It has a much higher death rate than conventional flu. Read more...

What are the symptoms of bird flu?

Flu like illness. The symptoms of bird flu are no different, than regular flu. It is how it originates that it gets its name from. It can be quite severe and difficult to manage the spread from the community point of view. Read more...

What are symptoms of bird flu now?

Same as of regular. Flu. Symptoms of bird flu are the same as of regular flu, however, it has much higher frequency of pneumonia and death. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm. Read more...

Symptoms of bird flu and other avian flu?

Similar to other flu. Fever, cough, sputum production, weakness, headache and if pneumonia develops, shortness of air. Symptoms are similar to other flu infections, but mortality is higher. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Singh. Symptoms of avian flu include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches ; pains ; occasionally conjunctivitis or gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea). Complications can include pneumonia, respiratory failure, as well as renal ; cardiac complications. It has been lethal in > 50% of infected people. Read more...