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Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 12:20 AM EDT
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Bird flu symptoms

Although there have been too few human cases to determine the exact incubation period of bird flu, it would be expected to be from three to 10 days. The symptoms of bird flu in humans are similar to those of regular influenza and include:

Complications Of Bird flu
Bird flu in humans can cause a range of serious and potentially fatal complications, including: Tell your doctor if you've been to a country where there is bird flu
If you have recently returned from a country that had an outbreak of bird flu and you get flu symptoms, see your doctor immediately. When making the appointment, tell the clinic staff about your travel including any visits to markets, farms or anywhere else where birds were present.

Influenza viruses can mutate
Influenza viruses that infect animal species can mutate and infect humans. The human immune system may have no defences against viruses that previously only infected animals. That's why infection with these viruses can result in more severe disease in people.

If the H5N1 bird flu virus were to mix with a human influenza virus, such a 'combined' virus could create a new human influenza virus that could spread rapidly.

Health experts are concerned that the current bird flu affecting Asia could become a worldwide pandemic if the virus does mutate. The worst influenza pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu, which occurred in 1918–19 and killed up to 50 million people.

Measures to contain the spread of the current bird flu virus include identifying and culling affected poultry flocks, research into tests and vaccines, and rigorous quarantine practices.

Treatment options
Several antiviral medications used to treat human influenza are also effective for bird flu. These could be used if a person developed symptoms after possible exposure to bird flu, or to prevent illness in a person who was in close contact with bird flu. Currently testing for bird flu vaccines is an ongoing process.

At the moment, there is no need for people living in USA, or people making short visits to countries with cases of bird flu, to have antiviral medications. Americans living long-term in countries affected by bird flu should consider having a supply of antiviral medications in the home to use on medical advice should the situation change while they are away from the US.

The Federal government is stockpiling Relenza and Tamiflu, two drugs that may be used in the treatment of human cases of bird flu. In the case of an outbreak in humans, these drugs would be used to maintain essential services, prevent transmission and provide treatment for people who are already ill.

A vaccine against bird flu is in development, but is not currently available. The current influenza vaccines will not protect humans against bird flu. However, people who may be exposed to bird flu should consider being vaccinated against human influenza viruses to reduce the risk of the viruses 'mixing' to form a new flu strain.

Advice for travellers
Be aware of the risk of bird flu if you are travelling to a country where outbreaks are occurring. Suggestions include:
Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm - - KFGO News
21 Jun 2018 at 11:28am
Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm - - KFGO News
21 Jun 2018 at 11:28am
New stronger strain of bird flu kills of infected people - thebangladeshpost.com
21 Jun 2018 at 3:23am
New stronger strain of bird flu kills of infected people - thebangladeshpost.com
21 Jun 2018 at 3:23am
UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak - ZAWYA
19 Jun 2018 at 9:44pm
UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak - ZAWYA
19 Jun 2018 at 9:44pm
UAE bans live birds from Russian regions affected by bird flu outbreak - Xinhua
19 Jun 2018 at 9:22am
UAE bans live birds from Russian regions affected by bird flu outbreak - Xinhua
19 Jun 2018 at 9:22am
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19 Jun 2018 at 9:19am
Bird flu: Chief vet stresses importance of biosecurity as third bird tests po...
19 Jun 2018 at 9:19am
Farmers warned as bird flu found in wild bird - FG Insight
19 Jun 2018 at 1:46am
Farmers warned as bird flu found in wild bird - FG Insight
19 Jun 2018 at 1:46am
Over 600 Deaths As China Suffers Bird Flu Outbreak ? - Plant Based News
17 Jun 2018 at 6:36am
Over 600 Deaths As China Suffers Bird Flu Outbreak ? - Plant Based News
17 Jun 2018 at 6:36am
Second case of bird flu is discovered in Co Armagh - Belfast Telegraph
16 Jun 2018 at 1:32am
Second case of bird flu is discovered in Co Armagh - Belfast Telegraph
16 Jun 2018 at 1:32am
Second case of bird flu confirmed in Northern Ireland - Irish Times
15 Jun 2018 at 8:38am
Second case of bird flu confirmed in Northern Ireland - Irish Times
15 Jun 2018 at 8:38am
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15 Jun 2018 at 3:41am
In world first, University of Hong Kong scientists develop flu drug ... - Sou...
15 Jun 2018 at 3:41am
New Bird Flu Strain Kills 38% of Those It Infects - Daily Beast
15 Jun 2018 at 3:23am
New Bird Flu Strain Kills 38% of Those It Infects - Daily Beast
15 Jun 2018 at 3:23am
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14 Jun 2018 at 4:10pm
Genome-based approach detects and predicts avian flu outbreaks, says new BC r...
14 Jun 2018 at 4:10pm
Bird flu ALERT: Outbreak SPREADS to European farms - Express.co.uk
13 Jun 2018 at 1:49pm
Bird flu ALERT: Outbreak SPREADS to European farms - Express.co.uk
13 Jun 2018 at 1:49pm
Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu - Reuters
13 Jun 2018 at 11:42am
Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu - Reuters
13 Jun 2018 at 11:42am
5590 ducks culled in southern Taiwan to prevent spread of H2N2 Bird Flu - Tai...
10 Jun 2018 at 11:35pm
5590 ducks culled in southern Taiwan to prevent spread of H2N2 Bird Flu - Tai...
10 Jun 2018 at 11:35pm
Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from Nepal over bird flu - Arab News
10 Jun 2018 at 3:40pm
Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from Nepal over bird flu - Arab News
10 Jun 2018 at 3:40pm
Could the Next Flu Pandemic Come from Dogs? - Live Science
7 Jun 2018 at 3:26pm
Could the Next Flu Pandemic Come from Dogs? - Live Science
7 Jun 2018 at 3:26pm
PHL may regain bird flu-free status soon - Business Mirror
7 Jun 2018 at 5:22am
PHL may regain bird flu-free status soon - Business Mirror
7 Jun 2018 at 5:22am
'Bird flu' fear brings down consumption, price of chicken in the country - Hi...
5 Jun 2018 at 10:00pm
'Bird flu' fear brings down consumption, price of chicken in the country - Hi...
5 Jun 2018 at 10:00pm
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5 Jun 2018 at 7:42am
Rise of dog flu strains could increase risk of next human pandemic, scientist...
5 Jun 2018 at 7:42am