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What is the treatment for bird flu?
Because of the small number of human cases, it has not been possible to conduct rigorous treatment trials for bird flu. The CDC suggests the best way to prevent bird flu is to avoid exposure whenever possible to birds and their feces. People are advised not to touch any ill appearing or dead birds. The CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommend oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) for the treatment and prevention of avian influenza a viruses. The U.S. government is currently stockpiling H5N1 vaccine in case the virus begins easy person-to-person transmission. Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against H7N9 types of bird flu.