Bird Flu in Birds

Treatment

 

Any bird showing symptoms of avian influenza should be quarantined immediately and separated from the rest of the birds (or humans). The veterinarian will diagnose the bird flu through tests for viral infection. The treatment, however, is dependent on the specific virus infecting the bird.

 

Prevention

 

A vaccine has been developed to prevent avian influenza, but its success in birds (other than poultry) is dubious. Therefore, it is important to prevent exposure and contact with infected birds, if at all possible.

 

Quarantining the infected birds and thoroughly disinfecting the environment, will also prevent the avian influenza from spreading.