Avian Flu Information Links
Resources from Cornell
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 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 >
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 State
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 >
How are avian, pandemic, and seasonal flu different?
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.
Questions can be e-mailed to the CDC. firstname.lastname@example.org.