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

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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