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Frequently Asked Questions about Avian Influenza

What is avian influenza or bird flu?

How does bird flu spread?

Can bird flu spread from person to person?

Has bird flu been found in the U.S.?

Have people become infected with bird flu? Has anyone died?

What are the symptoms of bird flu in humans?

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What type of treatment is provided for people who become infected with bird flu?

Is there a vaccine to protect against bird flu?

Is it safe to eat chicken and turkey?

How can I reduce the risk of becoming infected with bird flu?

Will a seasonal flu shot protect me from bird flu?

Can bird flu affect cats and dogs?

Why is bird flu causing so much concern?

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