Bird Flu Types, Symptoms, Prevention, Virus Treatment
If you or your nearby friend is infected by bird flue (H5N1 infection) than you must read this article. Here we have discussed briefly various types of Bird Flu and symptoms of Bird Flu. We will tell you treatment for Bird flue or Avian Flu or H5N1 infection.
What is Bird Flu?
Bird flu also known as avian flu are the strains of influenza that primarily affect wild and domesticated birds. Bird flu is called as H5N1 depending on the proteins found on the surface of the virus. Bird Flu is a major form of pneumonia that leads to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure in infected people. Bird Flu can be easily carried from one person to another.
Causes Of Bird Flu
Bird Flu is caused from the infected birds. This disease is transmitted from infected birds feces nasal, secretions, or secretions from the mouth or eyes to humans.
Symptoms of Bird Flu
You will find out some common symptoms of bird flu which can help you detect bird flu in a person. If you detect these symptoms than you might be suffering from H5N1 :
- Flu 101
- respiratory difficulties
- muscle aches
- fever (over 100.4°F)
Treatment of Bird Flu
Bird flu symptoms varies depending upon types of Bird Flu. As a result of this its treatments may vary from one person to another. One of the treatment of Bird Flu is with antiviral medication such as oseltamivir or zanamivir. It can help in reduction of the severity of the disease. Doctor’s say that the medication must be given within 48 hours after the first symptoms appear. As per study, the virus that causes the human form of the flu appears is resistant to two common forms of antiviral medications—amantadine and rimantadine. Remember, not to use these medications to treat the disease. If your infection has grown to last level than you may be placed on a breathing machine. Some causes of its infection are: runny nose, sore throat.
Note : Rush to doctor if you feel any doubtful signs or symptoms for early diagnose of bird flu so, that you can be cured fast.