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Should we be worried about humans catching Bird flu?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24431points) 1 week ago

On the radio a scientist said that transmission to humans is “low”.

Is that code for we should be worried? Seeing they said the same thing about Covid. Where the scientists/politicians also said the key word “low”?

On my radio news it reported that a human caught Bird flu from an infected cow.

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janbb's avatar

No, there are many more dangers to worry about first.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

One recent case of a human with Bird Flu, the patient only had “Pink Eye” !

LadyMarissa's avatar

My research shows that the odds of catching the bird flu are actually LOW…but NOT impossible. The ONLY person I heard say that Covid risks were low was old 45. Any medical experts stressed the dangers!!! I live in a small town with lots of farms. So, docs don’t recommend playing with the chickens very often & avoid any dead birds you see lying on the ground. Most of the larger cities don’t have chickens running around, but they do have dead birds lying around on occasion. So, pay attention to the preventative measures but I don’t think you need to be obsessed with catching it!!!

jca2's avatar

I just read an article in the NY Times about it, and it doesn’t seem like the animals are getting very sick from it, and it doesn’t seem like it would be a big concern to humans at this time.

Forever_Free's avatar

Worried – No
Informed – Yes

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