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Avian Flu Information Links

Resources from Cornell

Feline Health Center: Bird Flu - A Danger to Felines?

Reports from Germany of a cat found dead due to a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection have fueled concerns about the risk this emerging virus poses to cats and, subsequently, to the people who care for them. Can cats catch the bird flu? < more >

Gannett Health Service: Avian Influenza

Gannett Health Service is staying closely connected to leading public health resources to provide information and links to the most up-to-date and accurate information available, and to guide our own preparedness here at Cornell. < more >

Lab of Ornithology: About the "bird flu"

With frequent media coverage raising concerns about avian influenza, the Lab of Ornithology has compiled information to help North American bird watchers better understand the virus and assess the threat. < more >

Resources from New York Statelive chickens for sale at market

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Recent interest has been focused on the presence of a highly pathogenic H5N1 type avian influenza virus in Asia. This virus has been found in countries in Southeast Asia and more recently in some European countries. This virus has not been found in New York or in the United States. < more >

The NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets monitors for avian influenza viruses at live bird markets, as a component of the multi-state surveillance efforts. Photos provided by Sue Trocks of the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets. < more photos >

Resources from the U.S. Government

One stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.< more >

United States Center for Disease Control

How are avian, pandemic, and seasonal flu different?
Avian flu is caused by avian influenza viruses, which occur naturally among birds.
Pandemic flu is flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness that spreads easily from person to person. Currently there is no pandemic flu. < more >

Hotlines and Questions

Pandemic Influenza Hotline at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). This line is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
TTY: 1-888-232-6348

Questions can be e-mailed to the CDC.