How is Avian Flu Transmitted to Humans?


avian fluSo far, most cases of avian influenza infection in humans have resulted from direct contact with infected poultry (e.g., domesticated chickens, ducks, and turkeys) or contact with surfaces soiled with discharges from their mouths, beaks, or with feces. Other possible means of infection include consuming raw or undercooked poultry or poultry products and inhaling contaminated poultry particles (e.g., this could occur during butchering). Read more about Avian flu.

For additional information on other types of flu view Flu and Other Seasonal Ailments – Hot Topic

 

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