Many people might even develop a runny nose and even sneezing along with dry cough.

Dry cough is one of the commonest and major symptoms of bird flu in humans.

If someone has been affected by bird flu, the fever will always be above 38 C or 100.4 F and not less than that.

Muscle ache or pain may also occur as a sign of being affected by bird flu in humans.

Another rare symptom of bird flu infection is pneumonia. Pneumonia can cause inflammation in the lungs and can even be life threatening.

CDC currently recommends treatment with a neuraminidase inhibitor for human infection with avian influenza A viruses.

Living with avian flu may mean a week or two of living with mild symptoms that get better over time. Rest and fluids will help.