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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),
nasal secretions (runny nose),
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.