Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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H5N1 Flu Outlook

What to expect with bird flu:

  • The severity of avian influenza depends on the strain of virus causing the infection.
  • The strain of avian influenza in Asia causes severe pneumonia.
  • As of October 31 2006, there have been 256 cases of avian influenza from direct contact with infected birds in Asia. Out of those who were infected, 156 died.

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed H5N1 Flu References
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