Protecting Workers from Avian Influenza: U.S. Resources

U.S. Resources

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CDC Information on Avian Influenza
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Current information on avian influenza in birds, in humans, outbreaks, and research.

NIOSH Alert: Protecting Poultry Workers from Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

NIOSH Alert: Protecting Poultry Workers from Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
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Recommendations for poultry workers and all owners and operators of poultry operations to protect themselves from avian influenza.

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OSHA Guidance Update on Protecting Employees from Avian Flu (Avian Influenza) Virusesexternal icon
Provides guidance on health protection to employers whose employees may be exposed to avian influenza viruses.

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CDC Avian Influenza for Health Professionals and Laboratorians
Information for clinicians evaluating and managing patients exposed to U.S. birds infected with avian influenza viruses of public health concern.


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Home page for USDA avian influenza information.


USDA Biosecurity for Birdsexternal icon
Information for backyard, hobby, and pet bird owners.


USDA Ensuring the Protection of Employees involved in Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Control and Eradication Activitiespdf iconexternal icon
Information to ensure the safety of employees engaged in highly pathogenic avian influenza control and eradication activities.


USDA APHIS Veterinary Services: 2016 HPAI Preparedness and Response Planpdf iconexternal icon
Provides USDA plan for preventing and responding to future HPAI cases.

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U.S. Department of Interior Employee Health and Safety Guidance for Avian Influenza Surveillance and Control Activities in Wild Bird Populationsexternal icon
Provides guidelines on personal protective equipment and work practices to reduce the risk of acquiring avian influenza when handling potentially infected wildlife.

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U.S. EPA Document: Disposal of Domestic Birds Infected by Avian Influenza: An Overview of Considerations and Optionsexternal icon
Provides information to State and local decision makers addressing disposal problems associated with domesticated bird carcasses infected by the avian influenza virus.


Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Influenzaexternal icon
Provides training for health departments in identifying and controlling avian influenza infections in humans.

NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program Booklet

NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program Booklet: Protecting Yourself from Avian Influenzaexternal icon
This training tool is an awareness level health and safety resource for workers who might come in contact with avian flu infected animals or contaminated materials.

Page last reviewed: May 19, 2017