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World Health Organization (WHO) Avian Influenza in Humans
Most avian influenza viruses do not cause disease in humans. However, some are zoonotic, meaning that they can infect humans and cause disease.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Avian Influenza
FAO has worked with affected and at-risk countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate capacity building, information sharing and networking, related to HPAI outbreaks.
FAO Protect Poultry – Protect People
FAO-prepared messages for different categories of people – ranging from poultry keepers, veterinarians and culling teams to the general public.
United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE): Working with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus
Avian influenza is a virus that causes disease in birds. Poultry, pigeons and wild or migratory birds, such as ducks, can become infected with the virus.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Update on Avian Influenza
This page was set up at the start of the epizootic of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza due to H5N1 in South East Asia in late 2003, before its expansion later to other continents. It includes notifications and follow-ups reports notified by OIE Member Countries on HPAI.
- Page last reviewed: May 19, 2017
- Page last updated: May 19, 2017
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division