Is avian flu life-threatening?

Avian flu (bird flu) is rare in humans, but when it is contracted by a human it is very serious and can be life-threatening. It can result in respiratory failure, as well as heart and kidney problems. Over 50 percent of people who have been diagnosed with avian flu have died.

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How is avian flu diagnosed?
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What are the symptoms of avian flu?
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What's being done to avoid a bird flu pandemic?
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How can I protect my children from avian flu?
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