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What is Bird flu (avian influenza)?

What is Bird flu (avian influenza)?

  • Bird flu (avian influenza): Bird flu refers to influenza A invection. Influenza A is a viral respiratory infection that can usually occurs in birds (especially poultry) but can be transmitted to humans and cause serious illness. The virus is contagious and can cause severe illness especially in patients who are very young or old or have some other medical condition as well. The severity of symptoms can vary but usually involves respiratory and constitutional (e.g. headache, aching muscles) symptoms. The influenza virus can mutate and produce different strains though the symptoms are the same. This frequent mutation means that people need regular vaccinations to ensure they are protected against new strains as they arise.

Bird flu (avian influenza): Introduction

Types of Bird flu (avian influenza):

Broader types of Bird flu (avian influenza):

How serious is Bird flu (avian influenza)?

Complications of Bird flu (avian influenza): see complications of Bird flu (avian influenza)

What causes Bird flu (avian influenza)?

Causes of Bird flu (avian influenza): see causes of Bird flu (avian influenza)
Risk factors for Bird flu (avian influenza): see risk factors for Bird flu (avian influenza)

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

Symptoms of Bird flu (avian influenza): see symptoms of Bird flu (avian influenza)

Complications of Bird flu (avian influenza): see complications of Bird flu (avian influenza)

Can anyone else get Bird flu (avian influenza)?

More information: see contagiousness of Bird flu (avian influenza)
Inheritance: see inheritance of Bird flu (avian influenza)

Bird flu (avian influenza): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bird flu (avian influenza).

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bird flu (avian influenza).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bird flu (avian influenza): Family Medicine Physician, Pediatrician, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bird flu (avian influenza).
Treatments for Bird flu (avian influenza): see treatments for Bird flu (avian influenza)

Name and Aliases of Bird flu (avian influenza)

Main name of condition: Bird flu (avian influenza)

Other names or spellings for Bird flu (avian influenza):

Avian influenza

 

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