The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Friday issued recommendations for clinicians testing or treating patients for H5N1 bird flu. CDC Thursday confirmed the first human case of H5N1 flu since outbreaks in U.S. wild birds and poultry were detected last year. The patient, an adult exposed to infected poultry in Colorado, was being isolated and treated with the flu antiviral drug oseltamivir. According to CDC, the general public remains at low risk for avian flu, but people who have job-related or recreational exposures to infected birds should take appropriate precautions.

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