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Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:04 PM 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:
Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds - Stock Daily Dish
12 Dec 2019 at 3:56pm
Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds - Stock Daily Dish
12 Dec 2019 at 3:56pm
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12 Dec 2019 at 9:30am
Restriction zone still in place around farm after bird flu outbreak - East An...
12 Dec 2019 at 9:30am
Bird flu outbreak identified in Norfolk 12 December 2019 - Zenopa
12 Dec 2019 at 8:46am
Bird flu outbreak identified in Norfolk 12 December 2019 - Zenopa
12 Dec 2019 at 8:46am
Fears bird flu outbreak may 'pass to humans' after 27,000 chickens culled - D...
12 Dec 2019 at 7:25am
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12 Dec 2019 at 7:25am
Bird flu outbreak ?no risk to Xmas turkey? - Metro Newspaper UK
11 Dec 2019 at 5:40pm
Bird flu outbreak ?no risk to Xmas turkey? - Metro Newspaper UK
11 Dec 2019 at 5:40pm
Warning to poultry owners after bird flu outbreak in UK - Newstalk
11 Dec 2019 at 2:53pm
Warning to poultry owners after bird flu outbreak in UK - Newstalk
11 Dec 2019 at 2:53pm
How bird flu infection is blocked by human cells decoded - The Hans India
11 Dec 2019 at 1:33pm
How bird flu infection is blocked by human cells decoded - The Hans India
11 Dec 2019 at 1:33pm
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11 Dec 2019 at 10:01am
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11 Dec 2019 at 5:36am
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11 Dec 2019 at 5:36am
BVA and BVPA respond to confirmed bird flu case in England - PoliticsHome.com
11 Dec 2019 at 2:05am
BVA and BVPA respond to confirmed bird flu case in England - PoliticsHome.com
11 Dec 2019 at 2:05am
How bird flu infection is blocked by human cells decoded: Study - Times Now
11 Dec 2019 at 1:15am
How bird flu infection is blocked by human cells decoded: Study - Times Now
11 Dec 2019 at 1:15am
'How bird flu infection is blocked by human cells decoded' - Devdiscourse
11 Dec 2019 at 12:40am
'How bird flu infection is blocked by human cells decoded' - Devdiscourse
11 Dec 2019 at 12:40am
Bird flu found at Suffolk farm - KLFM 96.7
10 Dec 2019 at 11:09pm
Bird flu found at Suffolk farm - KLFM 96.7
10 Dec 2019 at 11:09pm
First bird flu outbreak in UK since 2017 confirmed in Suffolk - The Guardian
10 Dec 2019 at 3:26pm
First bird flu outbreak in UK since 2017 confirmed in Suffolk - The Guardian
10 Dec 2019 at 3:26pm
What blocks bird flu in human cells? - Science Daily
10 Dec 2019 at 10:17am
What blocks bird flu in human cells? - Science Daily
10 Dec 2019 at 10:17am
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10 Dec 2019 at 9:04am
CDC announces first malaria relapse in three years, warns of bird flu in Chin...
10 Dec 2019 at 9:04am
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5 Dec 2019 at 4:47am
Cheshire company fined for possessing bird flu without a licence - The Cheste...
5 Dec 2019 at 4:47am
Poultry farmers told to stay alert against bird flu in Kavre - Himalayan Times
29 Nov 2019 at 1:00am
Poultry farmers told to stay alert against bird flu in Kavre - Himalayan Times
29 Nov 2019 at 1:00am
Swine fever raises fears of bird flu pandemic - SciDev.Net
27 Nov 2019 at 1:00am
Swine fever raises fears of bird flu pandemic - SciDev.Net
27 Nov 2019 at 1:00am
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27 Nov 2019 at 1:00am
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