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Bird Flu Basics

Should you be concerned about this high-flying disease?

There are viruses found all over the world living in wild aquatic birds, but sometimes these viruses find their way to other birds, including the birds that live in your backyard, in the cage inside your house, or on the farm down the road. Called the avian flu or bird flu, these viruses are normally spread among birds, but in certain situations can be passed on to humans. Two strains of the bird flu virus, in particular the H5N1 and H7N9, have caused considerable alarm in the past 10 years, and for good reason.

How is the bird flu spread, what are the symptoms, and how can you keep your family safe? You’re about to find out.

Okay to Eat Poultry and Eggs

Unlike other influenzas that are spread from person to person through contact with droplets from the respiratory system, you become infected with the bird flu through direct contact with an infected bird (either dead or alive). But you don’t have to pick up the bird to get bird flu. In fact, all you have to do is inhale or touch its droppings or other body secretions. However, you can't get sick from eating cooked poultry or eggs from an infected bird.

For some reason, the virus seems to cause no harm to wild birds, but infected livestock and domesticated birds such as chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks may become very sick and die from the virus. And while a bird may seem healthy, it can still be contagious to humans.

It's very rare for the bird flu to spread from person to person. The majority of cases have occurred from direct contact with an infected bird. However, viruses have the ability to change and adapt to their environment, making it possible for the bird flu to become a pandemic in the future as it spreads from person to person, resulting in numerous illnesses and deaths around the world.

A Range of Symptoms

A person infected with the bird flu may exhibit a wide range of symptoms. Some report symptoms similar to the common flu (fever, cough, aches, and sore throat). Other people develop conjunctivitis (pink eye), pneumonia, other respiratory problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, or neurological impairments. Severe cases may lead to respiratory failure, organ failure, or even worse. Since 2003, roughly half of the reported cases of bird flu have resulted in death.

Antiviral medication, if taken in the early stages of the virus, is your best bet at overcoming bird flu, but since a diagnosis of bird flu can be a lengthy and involved process and because symptoms come on suddenly, it can be difficult to receive proper treatment. Anyone who develops flu-like symptoms following exposure to infected birds should seek medical attention immediately.

Protecting Yourself

Around the world, millions of birds have been killed in an effort to stop the spread of bird flu to other birds and humans. Outbreaks have been reported in Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and China, with a few reports from Cambodia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Anyone living in or visiting an area where the bird flu has been active should take the following steps to lower his/her risk of becoming infected. First, stay away from dead or live birds. Avoid poultry farms or markets that sell live animals and don't touch surfaces that have bird droppings on them. Always make sure your poultry, duck, and egg meals are cooked thoroughly and practice good hygiene at all times, but especially when preparing food.