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Avian Influenza

Avian fluScientific name: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A, subtype H5N1

Common names: Avian influenza, bird flu, fowl plague

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Native To: First noted in Italy in 1878 (Global Invasive Species Database 2005)

Date of U.S. Introduction: n/a

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Videos: H5N1 Pandemic Flu (aka Avian Influenza, Bird Flu) (or click Play button below)

Compassion in World Farming - Avian Influenza

Means of Introduction: Projected to arrive in the U.S. in migratory birds or through poultry imports (Global Invasive Species Database 2005)

Impact: Infects poultry, waterfowl, and some mammals (including humans) (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services 2010)

Current U.S. Distribution: Not currently established in the U.S.

Global Distribution:

Management Plans: Microbes / Avian Influenza

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Health Alerts: Avian Influenza
NASA
. Occupational Health.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): What You Should Know
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

H5N1 Avian Flu
DHHS. Flu.gov.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Avian Flu
DOL. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Identification/Description; Controls

DOI Pandemic Influenza Plan
United States Department of the Interior.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Special Note: Resources

Avian Influenza
DOI. USGS. National Wildlife Health Center.
Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Taxonomy; Introduction History; Controls; Special Note: Mar 20, 2006 Avian Influenza Media Briefing: Transcript and Video

An Early Detection System for Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza in Wild Migratory Birds: U.S. Interagency Strategic Plan (Mar 14, 2006; PDF | 1.60 MB)
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Avian Influenza
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Research

Avian Influenza: A Threat to U.S. Poultry
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Controls

Avian Influenza (IA) - Biosecurity for the Birds
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Dispersion; Controls

Avian Influenza Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Avian Influenza
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
Special Note: Resources

Avian Influenza Action Group
United States Department of State.
Controls; Special Note: Press releases and fact sheets

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State Government

Avian Influenza - Biosecurity
Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
Controls

Avian Influenza
State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Dispersion; Controls

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University/Academic

Avian Influenza: News and Information
University of California - Davis.

Avian Influenza in Poultry
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Dispersion

Avian Influenza
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.
Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Bibliography

Avian Influenza Coordinated Agricultural Project (AICAP)
University of Maryland.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: References

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International

Avian influenza - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Flu in China
Flu in China. Flu Information Centre.
Impacts; Research

Avian Influenza (bird flu)
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photograph

Avian Influenza
UN. FAO. Animal Production and Health Division.
Dispersion; Controls

Avian influenza virus (micro-organism) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Avian Influenza
World Health Organization.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Avian Influenza Portal
World Organisation for Animal Health.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls; Special Note: Diagnostic methods

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Organizations

Avian influenza - Frequently asked questions
American Veterinary Medicine Association.
Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Avian Flu and Waterbirds
Wetlands International.
Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Wild Bird Global Avian Influenza Network for Surveillance (GAINS)
Wild Bird Global Avian Influenza Network for Surveillance.

Citations

Global Invasive Species Database. 2005. Avian Influenza Virus (micro-organism). Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control. 2010. Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus.

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Last Modified: Mar 03, 2014
 
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