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What are bird flu symptoms and signs?

Symptoms occur approximately two to eight days after exposure, on average. Infected people experience typical flu-like symptoms that may include

  • fever (above 38 C or 100.4 F),
  • cough (usually dry or nonproductive of sputum),
  • sore throat,
  • muscle aches,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • joint pain,
  • lethargy,
  • nasal secretions (runny nose),
  • insomnia,
  • eye infections.

Children get similar symptoms. This viral infection can progress to pneumonia and even respiratory failure. Bird flu causes a very aggressive form of pneumonia (acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS) that is often fatal.

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Comment from: POMCHI, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 24

I have three roosters and recently acquired 10 hens about a week ago. Ever since then, I've felt ill. At first, I thought it was allergies. Then came the flu, along with strep-like symptoms. I'm very sore and sleep quite a bit. This is my third day and I feel awful. One of my roosters has fluff-out feathers. I'm wondering if this is the bird flu.

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