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How do medications treat avian flu?

Some medications treat the symptoms of avian flu (bird flu). For example, decongestants can be used to reduce nasal congestion, while acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be used to soothe the fever and body aches common to avian flu. Antiviral medications actually attack the virus itself, stopping it from growing.

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