Avian Influenza

Avian influenza, also known as "bird flu," is a disease primarily affecting birds caused by influenza viruses. Highly pathogenic avian influenza like H5N1 causes serious illness in birds that can spread rapidly, resulting in high death rates in different bird species and the ability to infect humans.


Use this link to see the current situation report for avian influenza and the resources below for more information.


Recent Updates

  • As of March 19th, China reported 3 more H9N2 avian flu infections, all in children. 
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