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Bird Flu

Birds, just like people, get the flu. Bird flu viruses infect birds, including chickens, other poultry, and wild birds such as ducks. Usually bird flu viruses only infect other birds. It is rare for people to get infected with bird flu viruses, but it can happen. Two types, H5N1 and H7N9, have infected some people during outbreaks in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. There have also been some rare cases of other types of bird flu affecting people in the United States.

Most of the people who get bird flu have had close contact with infected birds or with surfaces that have been contaminated by the birds' saliva, mucous, or droppings. It is also possible to get it by breathing in droplets or dust that contain the virus. Rarely, the virus has spread from one person to another. It may also be possible to catch bird flu by eating poultry or eggs that are not well cooked.

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  1. Bird Flu (National Library of Medicine)  
    Birds, just like people, get the flu. Bird flu viruses infect birds, including chickens, other poultry, and wild birds such as ducks. Usually bird flu viruses only infect other birds. It is ...
  2. Avian influenza A viruses cause the flu infection in birds. The viruses that cause the disease in birds ... The first avian influenza in humans was reported in Hong Kong in 1997. It was called avian influenza (H5N1). The outbreak was ...
  3. Avian Influenza in Birds (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... bird flu, flu, outbreaks, current summary, avian flu, avian, Influenza (Flu)
  4. Transmission of Avian Influenza A Viruses Between Animals and People (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Information about Transmission of Avian Influenza A Viruses Between Animals and People - CDC ... avian influenza transmission, animals to people, birds to humans, influenza A subtypes, influenza A viruses, H3N2, H1N1, antigenic ...
  5. Influenza Type A Viruses (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Bird Flu/Specifics ... Bird Flu ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Information about Influenza Type A Viruses and Subtypes - CDC
  6. Bird Flu Virus Infections in Humans (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Bird Flu/Specifics ... Bird Flu ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Bird flu is rare in people, but it can cause serious illness
  7. Prevention and Antiviral Treatment of Bird Flu Viruses in People (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Prevention and Treatment of Avian Influenza A Viruses in People - CDC.
  8. Information on Bird Flu (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Bird Flu/Start Here ... Bird Flu ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Information about avian (bird) influenza type A viruses - CDC
  9. Influenza (Avian and Other Zoonotic) (World Health Organization)  
    WHO fact sheet on avian influenza: includes key facts, definition, clinical features, antiviral treatment, risk factors for human infection, human pandemic potential, WHO response.
  10. Backyard Poultry (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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