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How is avian influenza diagnosed?

Diagnosis is made by using certain tests, such as reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cell culture of material obtained from nasal swabs. Diagnosis of avian influenza may be made on the basis of symptoms and events leading to the disease. However, since the symptoms and course of avian influenza are similar to other diseases, laboratory diagnosis is essential.


More information on avian influenza

What is avian influenza? - Avian influenza is a contagious disease of animals caused by type A strains of influenza viruses that normally infect only birds.
What're avian influenza viruses? - The causative agent is the avian influenza (AI) virus. AI viruses all belong to the influenza virus A genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family.
What're the symptoms of avian influenza in people? - The symptoms are of avian influenza similar to that of other forms of influenza, including fever, sore throat, cough, headache and muscle aches and pains.
How is avian influenza diagnosed? - Diagnosis of avian influenza may be made on the basis of symptoms and events leading to the disease.
What's the treatment for avian influenza? - There is no effective treatment for avian influenza. Good husbandry, proper nutrition, and broad spectrum antibiotics may reduce secondary infections.
How to prevent avian influenza? - Annual vaccines are produced for routine use in protecting humans during seasonal epidemics of avian influenza.
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