What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?

Low risk. This is not transmitted from person to person at this time, so only the rare occurrence of close contact with infected birds has resulted in human disease. Many birds have been sacrificed to limit spread in the poultry industry when it's been identified.

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Will the influenza virus mix with the avian flu this winter? How soon will the doctors know? September?

Defunct disease. Avian flu peaked many years ago and disappeared almost as quickly as it surfaced. While another similar strain may emerge, that one is gone.The vaccine for the coming season will contain representative strains now present in active circulation. Read more...

Should I avoid keeping chickens due to the threat of the avian flu?

The avian flu H5N1. Is the variety that has been able to 'jump' to humans. It does not exist in the western hemisphere. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Lutwig. It depends on where you live. Since 1997 there has been 1 us outbreak of avian influenza a (h5 n2) from 1 farm. There have been sporadic outbreaks of the low pathogenic form of avian influenza a. If you don't live in areas where the avian flu has occured - don't know of any reason not to keep chickens. My brother continues to keep his chickens. Read more...

Deadly h5n1 avian flu exposure in asia in past. Should I still be freaked out?

No need. Avian flu is still around, but there is no need to freak out. You are more likely to die in a traffic accident than from avian flu. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Singh. The cdc recommends that if you travel to “hpai h5n1-endemic countries and those countries experiencing hpai h5n1 poultry outbreaks observe the following: avoid visiting poultry farms, bird markets and other places where live poultry are raised, kept, or sold. Avoid preparing or eating raw or. Read more...