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Chicken Flu (Bird Flu)

The Chicken flu is an avian flu that can affect humans. It is deadly and has been reported in Southeast Asia. The first cases were reported in Hong Kong.

Efforts to make a vaccine have not been very successful and currently scientists are working on a new vaccine made out of chicken eggs. The procedure involves replacing the deadly gene of the virus's eight genes with a harmless one from other strains.

Posted by Staff at May 10, 2005 1:22 AM

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Hi, I am allergic to poultry, eating it makes me sick for days. No eggs either.. I vomit, diararrea, no engery, boils. Also I cough when around feathers. I can place it back to being given several types of chickens, and made a small shed room as the chicken house. These chickens were getting sick, combs turning black, feet changing, a lot of different things. I tried to nurse the chickens to health. I was in the shed with them for hours. Never knowing what I was doing to myself.That was around 1980, and not until about 1996 when I got the flu shot,and got very sick within minutes and went to a Dr. did he inform me I was allergic to eggs, I had to take 2 kinds of antibotics, I was infected inside and out. When I was down very sick and started remembering when over the years I was the sickest, was after eating chicken, I'd be on the floor with my head in a trash can, so weak it would take days for me to move around the house. I put it all together. I can have nothing to do with poultry, not even eating french fries if they've been cooked in the same oil as chicken.. Is this the same type of flu that is such a scare now??

Posted by: lemara at October 9, 2005 3:25 PM

if we killed all of the chickens and birds, and vacinated all the humans, we won't have anymore bird flu viruses.

Posted by: T-rent at October 17, 2005 6:07 PM

What are the signs and symptoms of this virus? What are the chances of survival when contracting this virus.

What kind of precaution should we be taking in an attempt to try and minimise our risks of contracting this virus.

While this has become quite the hot topic of recent media attention, it is our staff's belief that the best way to avoid the avian flue is to not sleep in chicken coups with sick birds. As of now, their is not much that can be done, short of avoiding close contact with the sick animals. If this disease does become a pandemic, then the CDC will issue very strict guidelines for avoiding the disease.

Posted by: John Corti at January 4, 2006 2:43 PM

i have staph infection cuz im a nasty ass man

Posted by: calvin morris at January 18, 2006 5:40 AM

I would really like to know to the symtomps for the chicken flu, please. Thank you.

Posted by: Nancy at May 10, 2006 7:23 PM

I have chickens ,and other birds.we live 55 miles into the mts, away from people.but what are the symptoms for the birds,so that we know what to look for in the birds?

Posted by: bob at June 26, 2006 3:09 AM

i am eating chicken one`s in week . i suffering from jion-bone pain . i want to know remmedies for this problem .i have some check from normal doctor . this tell you affceted from chickengoniya disease . pls help us.

Posted by: anand bhardwaj at September 13, 2006 9:27 AM

My nephew in La Crosse Wisconsin has just been reported of having the Bird Flu, I see nothing on this web sight or any web sight that the Bird flu is in the States, how much is he in danger!!

Posted by: Mike Coffield at February 9, 2007 12:58 AM