|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
Avian influenza virus: This virus usually refers to influenza A viruses found chiefly in birds, but infections can occur in humans.
|Fact Sheet: 2009-H1N1, Pandemic Influenza, and H5N1|
In June 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) labeled the outbreak a pandemic to reflect its worldwide spread.
Flu.gov provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird) and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.
|National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)|
NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)|
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
|OHSA:Guidance for Protecting Employees Against Avian Flu|
There are several subtypes of avian influenza A viruses. The subtype that has become of major concern is avian influenza A (H5N1) virus which has caused the deaths of millions of birds and also poses a health risk to humans.
|State Health Departments|
A public health resource. Click on a region above or choose a state to go to its health department's site.
|WHO - Avian influenza|
WHO is coordinating the global response to human cases of H5N1 avian influenza and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic.