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What are common complications of avian flu?

One common complication of avian flu is pneumonia, a lung infection caused by bacteria. This can be a serious, even life-threatening, infection, especially for people with weak immune systems or people with chronic diseases. In addition, respiratory problems, even failure, can occur as a complication of avian flu.

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