Bird Flu Topic Guide
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza): A mutation to the bird flu virus could result in an influenza strain that afflicts not only birds, but humans, too. So far, the only humans to contract bird flu have been in contact with infected birds and other contaminated surfaces. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, pneumonia, eye infection, muscle aches, and cough. Antiviral drugs are a form of treatment that lessens the length and severity of the flu.
Flu in Adults Flu (influenza) is an acute infection of the nose and throat airways. This infection may spread to the lungs. Flu is the most frequent cause of acute respiratory infection in people of all ages. Symptoms of the flu include fever, severe aches and pains, headache, dry cough, sore throat, and at times vomiting and nausea. Treatment for the flu include home remedies such as OTC pain relievers, rest, and hydration. Medical treatment for the flu includes antiviral medications.
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