Egypt has reported its first human case of bird flu being probed in humans, a 30-year old man who was working on a chicken farm outside of the Qalyoubiya Province in Egypt. H7N3 bird flu had also been found in thousands of poultry inside Israel. Another outbreak of H7N3 in Malaysia caused the death of six healthy chickens in the coastal province of Seberang Perai. There are suspicions that these deaths may be the first of bird flu cases in humans.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have been conducting daily updates on bird flu outbreaks in many countries. So, what is the earliest possible manifestation of bird flu in humans? Well, the virus could have sneaked into poultry or people handling birds. That is, if it had not passed from human to human on the flight. The most common way that such a virus can spread between people is through indirect contact such as touching an infected object or being in close proximity of an infected person.

In other words, any living organism that comes into physical contact with an infected person or bird will automatically be infected with the bird flu virus. So how can you be sure that you or your loved one has been infected? There are a number of clinical tests available to diagnose H7N3. These clinical tests are known as polymerase chain reactions (PCRs). The first analysis of a patient’s blood samples came up positive on the day of the patient’s first suspected H7N3 diagnosis.

Therefore, it is very important to have your blood sample tested as soon as you suspect that you might have been exposed to H7N3. Because the disease only affects people who are in close contact with sick poultry or people who have been to a place with H7N3-infected animals, most hospitals and clinics have special isolation units designed specifically for patients with acute respiratory infection caused by H7N3.

If you think that you have become infected, you will need to visit your local clinic or hospital for laboratory testing. The doctor there will use the polymerase chain reaction test to identify the virus. Based on the results of this test, your doctor will prescribe an anti-influenza medication. The clinical laboratory will then perform a viral culture to confirm that the virus has indeed been identified. Viral infections are always worrying for researchers.

The worry is not so much because of the threat it poses to our health but more for the fear of how it can affect the first human case of this new disease. Unlike small viruses, like a cold or the common cold, this pathogen is able to replicate rapidly, causing serious health problems. Once infected, it is very hard to get rid of. Therefore, it is important that if you are exposed to it, you get tested right away. Your medical insurance company may cover part of the clinical trial costs.

In most cases, they will cover the whole cost, though it varies depending on your medical plan. To be on the safe side, go to your regular doctor so you can get a confirmatory test done. Your health care provider will give you a confirmation that your virus identification was accurate. Then you can decide whether to participate in a clinical trial or wait until you are recovered.

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