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How common is avian flu?

Among humans, cases of bird flu are very rare, and are mostly confined to people who have daily contact with poultry. There have been less than 100 sases of avian flu in humans annually since 2003, contrasted with cases of seasonal flu, which affects from 5 percent to 20 percent of people each year in the United States alone.

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Can avian flu be prevented?
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The best way to prevent avian flu is to avoid coming into contact with the avian influenza virus. If...
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What causes avian flu?
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Avian flu, or bird flu, occurs when a person is infected by a strain of influenza virus that normall...
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What are the treatment options for avian flu?
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Because avian flu (bird flu) is a serious disease in humans, it is likely that your doctor will pres...
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Are there alternative treatments for avian flu?
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There are no alternative treatment options that have been proven to prevent or limit the duration of...
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