This category is for sites about avian influenza (or bird flu), which is a highly infectious disease affecting many species of birds, including chickens, duck, turkeys and geese, wild and pet birds. There are 15 types of bird flu, but the type that is causing concern at the moment is the deadly strain H5N1.
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Information from NHS Direct on this highly infectious disease affecting birds including chickens, duck, turkeys and geese, and on the deadly strain H5N1.
Avian Flu Diary
Provides dates and locations of reported avian flu reports with links to public health resources.
Sharon Redrobe, head of veterinary services at Bristol Zoo, gives guidance on handling and disposing of dead garden and wild birds.
The Guardian : Bird Flu
Provides the latest news on the disease with special reference to the UK.
Guardian: Q&A: Bird Flu
James Sturcke and David Batty explain the background to the virus and how Britain is responding to the threat of a pandemic.
JNCC: Position Statement on Avian Influenza
Advice and latest news on migration patterns and the level of risk of wild birds spreading the pathogenic form of A(H5N1) virus, prevention measures and ongoing work, from the Joint Nature Conservancy Committee.
NewsNow: Bird Flu
An up to date news source on this disease.
Last update:September 26, 2016 at 14:03:28 UTC