Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you suspect that you have bird flu, you need to see your family doctor. If you are very ill, you may need to be hospitalized.

What you can do

You may want to write a list that includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of the symptoms
  • Record of recent travel to an area where bird flu is prevalent
  • Information about past medical problems
  • Information about the medical problems of parents or siblings
  • Questions you want to ask the doctor

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • When did you start feeling ill?
  • Have you had a fever? If so, how high has it gotten?
  • Have you had any close contact with birds recently?
  • Have you traveled abroad recently? If so, where did you go?
Jan. 26, 2013