Avian flu; Bird flu; Bird flu (avian influenza); H5N1
Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, bird flu is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys, very sick and kill them. Gold Bamboo Special Report on Bird Flu
The influenza vaccine is an annual vaccine to protect against the highly variable influenza virus.
Avian Influenza as related to Influenza Vaccines
- CDC - Influenza (Flu) |Avian Flu
Facts about previous flu pandemics, and key facts about bird flu and the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.
- Avian influenza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avian influenza — known informally as avian flu or bird flu — refers to "influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds The version with the greatest concern is ...
- CDC - Avian Influenza (Flu) |Avian Influenza Vaccines
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza Flu Homepage
- Home | Flu.gov
Provides access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information. Includes guidance for institutions of higher education, businesses, employees and ...
- Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) | CIDRAP
A comprehensive CIDRAP-authored overview of the most updated information on avian influenza (bird flu) in humans.
- Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - New York State Department of ...
Information and educational materials about avian influenza, a group of viruses that occur naturally in birds
- Avian Flu Diary
WHO | Avian influenza
WHO fact sheet on avian influenza: includes key facts, definition, clinical features, antiviral treatment, risk factors for human infection, human pandemic potential ...
- Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 - Wikipedia, the free ...
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal ...