Signs and Symptoms of AI in People


  • Influenza-like symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches)

  • Severe respiratory illness (e.g. pneumonia, acute respiratory distress)

  • Occasionally, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting are seen

Having these signs and symptoms does not mean that you have avian influenza. Human infection with AI is rare and laboratory tests are used to diagnose avian influenza infection.7