What CDC Does About Bird Flu
CDC works to improve global control and prevention of seasonal and novel influenza, including avian influenza viruses, and works to improve influenza pandemic preparedness and response. In collaboration with domestic and global partners, CDC’s Influenza Division [1.1 MB, 2 pages]:
- Builds surveillance and response capacity.
- Monitors and assesses influenza viruses and illness.
- Improves vaccines and other interventions.
- Applies research to provide science-based enhancement of prevention and control policies and programs.
CDC influenza programs protect [1.1 MB, 2 pages, 508] the United States from seasonal influenza and an influenza pandemic, which occurs when a new flu virus emerges that can infect people and spread globally.
- National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Influenza Division
- CDC One Health Global Activities
- Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Influenza Division
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Avian Influenza Information
General information about avian influenza and instructions on how to report dead birds
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Information about avian influenza in the Northern Hemisphere and materials related to protecting the U.S. from avian influenza importation.
- World Health Organization WHO Avian Influenza website
Information about current outbreaks throughout the world
- World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) website
Information about infections among poultry and other animals throughout the world
- United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: Avian Influenza
Food safety issues related to the current avian influenza outbreaks throughout the world