In March 2006, the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Interior and Homeland Security held a national media briefing; they said that avian flu inevitably will arrive in the U.S., but they cannot predict when it will happen.
Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza subtype Asian H5N1 is extremely contagious among birds. It is not contagious among humans at this time.
states, New Hampshire is preparing for a possible outbreak of
avian flu. The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services is
coordinating our preparedness efforts. To find out more about
what's being done in N.H., click
here to visit www.avianflu.nh.gov.
How will we know if bird flu is
How can I
find out more about bird flu?
here for a N.H. fact sheet with Frequently Asked Questions
about avian flu from the N.H. Department of Health and
Human Services (07/12/06), PDF 132 KB.
special advice for waterfowl and other hunters?
For additional bird flu-related information for hunters , click here for a fact sheet from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, www.pandemicflu.gov/health/hunters.html.
information on avian flu will be posted on this page as it becomes
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