Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus

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Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus

Description

This fact sheet provides general information about avian influenza (bird flu) and about one type of bird flu, called avian influenza A (H5N1), that is infecting birds in Asia and has infected some humans.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Avian influenza (bird flu)
    • Avian influenza in birds
    • Human infection with avian influenza viruses
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
    • Avian influenza A (H5N1) outbreaks
    • Human health risks during the H5N1 outbreak
    • Treatment and vaccination for H5N1 virus in humans

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: December 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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