This information sheet was prepared to help school managers and communications personnel to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak of the avian (bird) flu. Much of the information comes from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services (HHS), and The National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The CDC has issued a Key Facts pamphlet that has good information about avian flu issues. The fact sheet provides general information about bird flu and information about one type of bird flu, called avian influenza A (H5N1) that is infecting birds in Asia and has infected some humans. It is in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) format. A PDF copy of that pamphlet is attached.