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Asked in Pneumonia
How do you protect yourself from pneumonia?
One of the best ways to protect yourself from Pneumonia is to get a flu shot since the flu is a common cause of Pneumonia. Another way to try to protect yourself from Pneuumonia is to get vaccinated for Pneumococcal Pneumonia. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Bird Flu, Viruses (biological)
What virus is caused by bird flu?
It is really the other way around, viruses cause bird flu; the bird flu does not cause other viruses, just the viruses of bird flu. There are various types of bird flu. The two types of avian (bird) flu currently known to infect humans are H5N1 and H7N9. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Viruses (biological)
Can you have the flu and not know it?
Yes, for one or two days prior to feeling the symptoms of the flu, you can already be contagious. This is one of the reasons to be especially careful of close contact with others when the flu is known to be in your area, not only to protect yourself, but also to protect others. ...
Asked in Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
What is the origin of the name swine lu?
Swine flu was first discovered in people working with pigs. Flu is a disease that is transmitted in various forms among people, pigs, and birds. Sometimes bird flu is transmitted to pigs, and sometime pig flu is transmitted to people. What actually happens is that a pig has pig flu and catches bird flu. A chromosome from the bird flu gets mixed with the pig flu and changes it to a different type of flu. Then a person with human flu...
How do you know if a bird has the flu?
* You can't tell if a bird has Bird Flu. * But the only way you can get Bird Flu is when you get in close contact with a bird. * Even a pet bird could posibly have it, but only if it came from the wild. * Only an infected bird can pass it on to dogs, cats, even humans or any other living thing. ...