Here's an interesting read...
Most of us old flubies are aware, but for those of you who don't, read on at link.
Here's What Happens When You Get Bird Flu
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There are still many things we don't know about the H7N9 bird flu that's been infecting people all over China (and even Taiwan).
Here's what we know happens when you get infected.
First, you come into contact with an animal infected with the virus. The virus seems to originally come from poultry, but it has adapted to be able to infect mammals and other birds, too.
We aren't sure how many people are coming into contact with the virus — only about 40% remember having contact with poultry. They could be picking it up from other animals.
It may also be transmitted from human to human, but if it can, it doesn't do it well yet.
We don't know how long the virus sticks around in the body before showing symptoms. Once you get infected with the virus, you probably won't notice for about a week. The virus seems to have a seven-day incubation time, though that may be different between people.
First symptoms appear
Fever and fatigue : When you do start showing symptoms expect a fever, sweating, and fatigue, but no respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, which is what the Taiwanese patient experienced. Other cases, such as patient 8, developed diarrhea as their first symptom.
The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) suggest that symptoms start with a high fever and a cough.
Four days later you will develop a high fever, sweating, and fatigue. You will definitely start feeling sick, and probably visit your doctor.
After another two days, an X-ray of your chest will shows signs of pneumonia — your lungs are getting inflamed and leaky in an effort to fight off the virus. Your symptoms worsen and it will get progressively more and more difficult to breathe.
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