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

US GOVERNMENT

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
http://www.pandemicflu.gov
“One stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information.”

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/flu.html

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
      http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/focuson/flu
      National Library of Medicine (NLM)
      http://www.medlineplus.gov
      In the search box, type “bird flu.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
http://www.usda.gov/birdflu
USDA Avian Influenza Home Page.

Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=7318
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/index.shtml
Under “Hot Issues” click on Avian Influenza.
National Agricultural Library (NAL)
http://www.nal.usda.gov
Under “Spotlights” click on Avian Flu Information.

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
http://www.doi.gov/issues/avianflu.html
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
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov
Under “Hot Topics” click on Avian Flu; check also under “Spotlights.”

U.S. Department of Labor–Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
http://www.osha.gov/dsg/guidance/avian-flu.html
Guidance for protecting workers (farm & animal handlers, laboratory & medical workers, food handlers and airline flight crews) against avian flu.

U.S. Department of State
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/flu/flu_1181.html
Specific avian flu information for those traveling or living abroad.

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INTERNATIONAL

World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.org
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.

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OTHER

University of Minnesota--Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/index.html
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
http://www.agnr.umd.edu/avianflu
Information on their Avian Influenza Program, links to researchers’ Web sites, and general information on avian flu.

National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4949542
Latest news, interviews, and Web resources links.

Flu Wiki
http://www.fluwikie.com
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
http://www.avianinfluenzainfo.com
This Web site emphasizes information on food safety aspects. For other food safety information, see the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Web site: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/

Avian Influenza (Special issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no01/pdfs/Vol12No01.pdf
This 182-page special issue of EID (http://www.cdc.gov/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
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/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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