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Facts and Frequently Asked Questions: Avian Influenza

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Last updated April 17 2008

Given the special circumstances of the sudden occurrence of Avian Flu, we have developed the following list of links to online resources of Frequently Asked Questions, Question and Answer, and Fact Sheets available from governments, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to assist communicators and journalists in addressing prevention and outbreak communication. This is not a comprehensive listing. Please send additions to this list to Deborah Heimann dheimann@comminit.com

Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Avian Influenza Fact Sheet: What We Need to Know About Avian Influenza [PDF]

Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Using Infection Control to Prevent the Spread of Flu in Health Care Settings [PDF]

AIWeb: The Avian Influenza, Wildlife and the Environment Web
Resources for Scientists, Media, and Policymakers

American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
Avian Influenza, or "Bird Flu": What You Need to Know

American Public Health Association (APHA)
Get Ready for Flu Blog

Animal Production & Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
Avian Influenza - Questions & Answers

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Bird Flu - Frequently Asked Questions

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Bird Flu - Key Facts

Avian Bird Flu FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Avian Influenza / Bird Flu

Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing
Frequently Asked Questions about Avian Influenza or Bird Flu

Azerbaijan Agribusiness Center
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): What Everyone Needs to Know [PDF]

Birdflu.Org.Cn
Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions

Bird Flu Symptom website
Bird Flu FAQ

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Avian Influenza Fact Sheet

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota, United States
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): Agricultural and Wildlife Considerations

Centers for Disease Control & Prevents (CDC), United States Department of Health and Human Services
Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus

Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong
FAQs: How to Respond to an Influenza Pandemic

Drug Information Center of Cluj, Romania, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and United States Pharmacopeia
Avian Flu - Guide for Doctors and Pharmacists [PDF] (English)
Avian Flu - Guide for Doctors and Pharmacists [PDF] (Romanian)

Drug Information Center of Cluj, Romania, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and United States Pharmacopeia
Avian Flu - Guide for Patients [PDF] (English)
Avian Flu - Guide for Patients [PDF] (Romanian)

Egypt State Information Service (SIS), Bird Flu: All You Need About Bird Flu
Bird Flu Information

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 10, No. 5, May 2004
Atypical Avian
Influenza (H5N1) [PDF]


Epidemic & Pandemic Alert Response (EPR), World Health Organization (WHO)
Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions

Epidemic & Pandemic Alert Response (EPR), World Health Organization (WHO)
Avian Influenza ("Bird Flu") - Fact Sheet, January 2006

European Commission: Health & Consumer Voice, April 2006
Ten Key Facts on Avian Flu for the Public

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Avian Flu: Destroying Myths

European Union: Animal Health and Welfare
Avian Influenza - Questions & Answers

Flu Wiki
What Do I Need To Know

Heifer International
What’s New with Avian Flu and You?

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Avian Influenza/Bird Flu [PDF]

International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Questions and Answers about Avian Influenza "Bird flu"

International Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza and Wild Birds: What Is Their Actual Role in the Spread of the Virus? [PDF]

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Public Health News Center
Avian Flu: Frequently Asked Questions

Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain
Avian Influenza Disease Control: Frequently Asked Questions

Ministry of Health, Singapore
Bird Flu FAQ

PandemicFlu.gov
Frequently Asked Questions About Pandemic Influenza

Prevention of Avian Influenza, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Avian Flu: Frequently Asked Questions

Republic of the Philippines, Department of Health (DOH)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Bird Flu

Safety Central
Avian influenza "Bird Flu" The Facts & Guidelines
Pandemic Preparedness Supplies & H5N1 Avian Bird Flu Information

Science and Development Network (SciDev.net)
Bird Flu: A List of Terms Related to Bird Flu

SIL International
2005 Avian Influenza Fact Sheet for Community Field Workers

SIL International
How to Avoid Avian Influenza at Home [English]
How to Avoid Avian Influenza at Home [Spanish]

United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Disease factsheet: Avian influenza

United Kingdom Department of Health
Bird Flu and Pandemic Influenza: What are the Risks?

United Kingdom Department of Health
Explaining Pandemic Flu: A Guide from the Chief Medical Officer

United Kingdom National Health Services
Pandemic Flu: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]

United States Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP)
Bird Flu & You: A Quick Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Bird (Pandemic) Flu
[in English, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, German, French, Japanese, Portuguese]


United States Department of Agriculture
What is Avian Influenza? [PDF]

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Biosecurity for the Birds
Avian Influenza (AI) Fact Sheet for Poultry Producers in the USA
Biosecurity Tips: 6 Ways To Prevent Poultry Disease
Brochures and Fact Sheets

United States Department of State
Avian Flu Fact Sheet

United States Department of State
Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions

World Health Organization (WHO)
Avian Influenza ("Bird Flu") - Fact Sheet

World Health Organization (WHO)
Ten Things you Need to Know About Pandemic Influenza

World Health Organization South East Asian Regional Office (WHO - SEARO)
Avian Influenza: What You Need to Know and Do

World Health Organization South East Asian Regional Office (WHO - SEARO)
Preventing Bird Flu: Some Questions and Answers [PDF]
Preventing Bird Flu: Precautions Poultry Farm Workers Should Take [PDF]

World Health Organization (WHO) Vietnam
Avian Influenza ("bird flu") - Fact Sheet January 2006
Advice for People Living in Areas Affected by Bird Flu or Avian Influenza

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