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General Information on Bird flu
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2006 (40k)
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease, which was first identified in Italy more than 100 years ago, occurs worldwide. click to download

Bird flu information leaflet
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2006 (176k)
Bird flu is an infectious disease of birds caused by influenza viruses. There may be little or no obvious disease in wild waterfowl. However, sometimes large outbreaks of highly infectious disease occur in domestic poultry leading to large numbers of bird deaths. click to download

Public Advice on Bird flu
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2002 (152k)
Wash hands (and arms if necessary) before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone, taking medication, applying make-up, inserting contact lenses click to download

Frequently asked questions
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2006 (72k)
Avian influenza or “bird flu” is a contagious disease of animals caused by viruses that normally infect only birds and less commonly pigs. Avian influenza viruses are highly species-specific but have on rare occasions crossed the species barrier to infect humans. click to download

 
     
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