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Avian Influenza

Avian fluScientific name: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A (CABI)

Common names: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, 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

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.

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Partnership

Invasive Species Compendium - Avian influenza
CAB International.

Avian Influenza
UN. FAO. Animal Production and Health Division.

Avian Influenza
UN. World Health Organization.

Global Invasive Species Database - Avian influenza virus (micro-organism)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Avian Influenza Portal
World Organisation for Animal Health.

Government

Information on Avian Influenza
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

H5N1 Avian Flu
DHHS. Flu.gov.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Avian Influenza
DOI. USGS. National Wildlife Health Center.

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Avian Influenza
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

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

Avian Influenza (AI) - Biosecurity for the Birds
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Avian Influenza Action Group
United States Department of State.

Avian Influenza (bird flu)
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (Australia).

State

Avian Influenza
Michigan Emerging Disease Issues.

Avian Influenza
State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bird Flu
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Avian Influenza and Wild Birds
Utah Department of Natural Resources. Division of Wildlife Resources.

Avian Influenza
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Academic

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

Avian Influenza in Poultry
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Avian Influenza
Iowa State University. Center for Food Security and Public Health.

Avian Influenza: An Internal Report for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (Feb 2006; PDF | 849 KB)
Ohio State University. College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Professional

Avian Influenza - Frequently Asked Questions
American Veterinary Medicine Association.

Avian Flu and Waterbirds
Wetlands International.

Citations

CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Avian influenza. CAB International. [Accessed Apr 4, 2015].

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: Apr 17, 2015
 
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