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Avian Pests and Avian-Related Diseases

Avian Influenza – information about avian influenza Type A viruses

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus – new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus reported in poultry in China

Bat Flu – information on influenza A viruses found in bats

Histoplasmosis – information about symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention

Histoplasmosis: Protecting Workers at Risk [PDF - 1 MB] – document about histoplasmosis

Pictorial Keys to Arthropods, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals of Public Health Significance – pictorial keys used to teach animal identification to personnel (sanitarians, engineers, physicians, veterinarians, etc.) without special training in taxonomy

Salmonellosis Associated with Chicks and Ducklings (Michigan and Missouri, Spring 1999, MMWR) – summary of the outbreaks of salmonellosis associated with handling chicks and ducklings that occurred in Michigan and Missouri and the legislative efforts to control the distribution of chicks and ducklings

Vector Control – provides information and technical assistance on vector control for preventing disease and protecting public health. This section from Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners provides specific information for environmental health practitioners

Links to information from outside CDC

H5N1 Avian Flu (H5N1 Bird Flu) – information about avian and pandemic flu

Health Hazards Associated With Bird and Bat Droppings (Illinois Department of Public Health) – fact sheet about the risk for disease from large populations of roosting birds

Histoplasmosis Information from State Departments of Health:

New York State Department of Health

South Dakota Department of Health

Utah Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

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