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  1. Overview

    What is bird flu?Bird flu is an infection caused by a type of avian influenza virus. This virus is common in wild birds. Most of the time, wild birds do not get sick from the virus. But wild birds can easily pass the virus to birds that are being raised for food-such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys-and cause them to get very sick.Usually, bird flu virus is not passed from birds to people. But ...

  2. Oseltamivir or Zanamivir

    Drug details for Oseltamivir or zanamivir for influenza (flu).

  3. Hand-Washing - Topic Overview

    Hand - washing is a simple and effective way to help prevent diseases, such as colds, flu, and food poisoning.When to wash your handsWashing hands:Often, especially during cold and flu (influenza) season, can reduce your risk of catching or spreading a cold or the flu.Before and after preparing or serving food reduces your risk of catching or spreading bacteria that cause food poisoning. Be ...

  4. Flu Complications - Topic Overview

    Although most cases of influenza (flu) get better without causing other problems,complications sometimes develop. Possible complications of flu include: Pneumonia,which is an inflammation of the lungs. Primary influenza viral pneumonia develops soon (24 to 36 hours) after flu symptoms start and does not get better with antibiotics. It rarely causes death in young,healthy people,but it can ...

  5. Coping With Flu: 9 Tips to Ease Symptoms

    Coping with Flu? Here are 10 simple tips to ease your flu symptoms and get you back on your feet quickly.

  6. Amantadine or Rimantadine for Influenza (Flu)

    Drug details for Amantadine or rimantadine for influenza (flu).

  7. Flu: Signs of Bacterial Infection - Topic Overview

    A bacterial infection may develop following infection with viral influenza. Signs of a bacterial infection include: Yellow,green,rust-colored,or bloody mucus that is coughed up from the lungs,especially while other symptoms are getting worse. Mucus coughed up from the lungs is a more serious symptom than mucus that has drained down the back of the throat (postnasal drip). Ear pain that ...

  8. Chicken Soup, Ginger Tea, and Other Soothing Recipes for Colds

    Can chicken soup -- or hot tea -- really help common cold symptoms?

  9. Flu Vaccine Myths - Topic Overview

    Many people choose not to have the influenza vaccine because of myths they believe about the disease or the vaccine. Myth: Influenza is a minor illness. Truth: Influenza and its complications cause about 20,000 deaths in the United States each year. Myth: The vaccine causes the flu. Truth: You can't get the flu by having a flu shot. The flu shot is made of killed virus and therefore cannot ...

  10. 8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the 'Natural' Way

    WebMD shares eight tips for natural home treatment of cold and flu symptoms.

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