Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keys facts about Avian Influenza Virus. Specific topics discuss include the virus and its spread, outbreaks and prevention. Information and additional resources available for specific groups such as health professionals, poultry industries, state health departments, travelers and person with possible exposure.


Avian Influenza: Diagnostics and Testing

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Desribes sample collection, testing facilities, the National Poultry Improvement Plan, stages of testing, virus isolation vs. serology, and response to detection.


Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Poultry and in Humans: Food Safety Implications (PDF | 201 KB)

World Health Organization.

Provides safe preparation and storage recommendations for poultry, eggs, vaccinated poultry, and background in Avian Influenza.


AGRICOLA Journal Article Citations on Avian Influenza

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Searchable database for journal citations available to persons interested in information on Avian Influenza.


Books and Materials on Avian Influenza in the NAL Catalog

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on Avian Influenza.


PubMED Journal Citations on Avian Influenza

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Searchable database for journal citations available to persons interested in information on Avian Influenza.


Avian Influenza

U.S. Geological Survey

News update describing the limitations of surveillance, patterns of human cases, and extrapolation. Discusses H5N1 in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, and Indonesia.


Embargo of Birds from Specified Countries

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Outlines the details surrounding the CDC's embargoes and the USDA's trade restrictions of birds.


Statement on Food Safety Considerations of Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus Infections in Humans

European Food Safety Authority.

Conducts a review of the available information on the potential of transmission of the new (2009) nH1N1 human influenza pandemic virus to humans via food. The PDF full text article is also available: Download Here.


Avian Influenza

United States Department of Agriculture.

Provides news articles and fact sheets on Avian Influenza. Observe the right panel for links to related topics.