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Photograph of a white hen.
White Leghorn chicken
Photo from USDA Agricultural
Research Service


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
“One stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information.”

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
      National Library of Medicine (NLM)
      In the search box, type “bird flu.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA Avian Influenza Home Page.

Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Under “Hot Issues” click on Avian Influenza.
National Agricultural Library (NAL)
Under “Spotlights” click on Avian Flu Information.

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Has information for hunters; where to report sick or dead wild birds or farm birds; fact sheets; information on the National Park Service; links to other information.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)--National Wildlife Health Center
Under “Hot Topics” click on Avian Flu; check also under “Spotlights.”

U.S. Department of Labor–Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Guidance for protecting workers (farm & animal handlers, laboratory & medical workers, food handlers and airline flight crews) against avian flu.

U.S. Department of State
Specific avian flu information for those traveling or living abroad.



World Health Organization (WHO)
On main page click on “Avian Influenza...full coverage.” Includes news, guidelines, archives, pandemic influenza, frequently asked questions, fact sheet, timeline, and advice for travelers.

On the Avian Influenza page under “Animal Health” there are links to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) page on Avian Influenza and to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) which has an “Update on Avian Influenza in Animals” and lists the recent official reports on outbreaks worldwide.



University of Minnesota--Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)
Highly detailed site with overviews on avian & pandemic flu, the latest news, and links to full text journal articles, abstracts and Web sites.

University of Maryland College Park--College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Information on their Avian Influenza Program, links to researchers’ Web sites, and general information on avian flu.

National Public Radio (NPR)
Latest news, interviews, and Web resources links.

Flu Wiki
An amazing collection of information: influenza basic science, pandemic preparedness, discussion forum, worldwide surveillance & contingency plans, legal, ethical, economic & political issues, sources & links--check the site map for a complete overview.

Avian Influenza
This Web site emphasizes information on food safety aspects. For other food safety information, see the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Web site:

Avian Influenza (Special issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases)
This 182-page special issue of EID ( on avian influenza was published by the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control in January 2006.

All You Need to Know About BIrd Flu
From U.S. News & World Report: latest news, facts, U.S. News articles, and other online resources.

Compiled by Stephanie Marcus, March, 2006

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