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    1. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional immediately if your infant has a high fever and you suspect he or she might have the flu.

    2. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Topic Overview

      A productive cough helps clear mucus (sputum) and foreign material from the airways. Mucus may be made in the lungs because of bronchitis,pneumonia,or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Colds and allergies may produce mucus that drains down the back of the throat ( postnasal drainage ). Home treatment may be all that is needed to provide relief if you have a productive cough and ...

    3. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Exams and Tests

      Health professionals can diagnose influenza (flu) using your symptoms alone if many cases of a similar illness have occurred in the community and if the local health department has confirmed a flu outbreak.

    4. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Medications

      Information on drugs used to treat flu (influenza).

    5. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Cause

      The influenza virus causes the classic flu. Health professionals classify the virus as influenza type A and type B, each of which includes several subtypes or strains.

    6. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about anthrax:What is anthrax?How does anthrax spread?What are the symptoms of anthrax infection?How is anthrax infection treated?What can I do to lower my risk of exposure?Being diagnosed:How is anthrax diagnosed?How can anthrax be distinguished from the flu?Getting treatment:How is anthrax treated?Can anthrax be prevented?What should I do if I think I have been exposed to anthrax? ...

    7. How Not to Spread the Flu

      The flu is easy to spread. Here's how to avoid getting and giving it.

    8. Causes and Evolution of Influenza (Flu)

      WebMD provides an overview of influenza, with an interesting historical perspective.

    9. 8 Natural Tips to Help Prevent a Cold

      Some simple steps can help prevent many colds, and perhaps even help ward off the flu. Learn more here.

    10. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Preparing For Your Appointment

      A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Sore Throat.

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