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Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These influenza viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, avian influenza is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys, very sick and kill them.
Study reports highly pathogenic avian influenza A infection in pet dogs and cat on a rural poultry farm in Italy

Study reports highly pathogenic avian influenza A infection in pet dogs and cat on a rural poultry farm in Italy

Ongoing bird flu outbreak makes Finnish authorities to cull 120,000 animals

Ongoing bird flu outbreak makes Finnish authorities to cull 120,000 animals

UKHSA unveils world-leading Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre

UKHSA unveils world-leading Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre

UKHSA unveils new strategy to prepare for and respond to health threats

UKHSA unveils new strategy to prepare for and respond to health threats

SOUND-control: A COST Action advancing cattle disease control in Europe

SOUND-control: A COST Action advancing cattle disease control in Europe

FOUR PAWS highlights World Zoonoses Day 2023 and outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

FOUR PAWS highlights World Zoonoses Day 2023 and outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Public health concerns as highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus found in cat in France

Public health concerns as highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus found in cat in France

The battle against avian influenza: genetic analysis unveils the origins of H5N1 outbreak

The battle against avian influenza: genetic analysis unveils the origins of H5N1 outbreak

University Hospital Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases named as a WHO collaborating center for epidemic and pandemic diseases

University Hospital Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases named as a WHO collaborating center for epidemic and pandemic diseases

North American arrival of A(H5N1) influenza raises concerns of potential pandemic outbreak

North American arrival of A(H5N1) influenza raises concerns of potential pandemic outbreak

Genetic change supercharged spread and severity of epizootic H5N1 avian influenza virus

Genetic change supercharged spread and severity of epizootic H5N1 avian influenza virus

Study identifies two novel highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (H5N1) clade 2.3.4.4b.2

Study identifies two novel highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (H5N1) clade 2.3.4.4b.2

A multisectoral, global, and interdisciplinary approach is needed for better pandemic preparedness

A multisectoral, global, and interdisciplinary approach is needed for better pandemic preparedness

Ethanol vapor inhalation can disable influenza A virus in mice

Ethanol vapor inhalation can disable influenza A virus in mice

What is the risk for symptomatic H5N1 virus infection in humans?

What is the risk for symptomatic H5N1 virus infection in humans?

Study suggests the zoonotic-like avian H3N8 virus has limited efficiency for human-to-human transmission and is unlikely to cause severe disease in humans

Study suggests the zoonotic-like avian H3N8 virus has limited efficiency for human-to-human transmission and is unlikely to cause severe disease in humans

Evolution of H3 avian influenza virus in China: Implications for pandemic preparedness

Evolution of H3 avian influenza virus in China: Implications for pandemic preparedness

Could mink serve as an immediate host for Influenza A transmission?

Could mink serve as an immediate host for Influenza A transmission?

Study finds that current antiviral drugs retain efficacy against newly emerged Omicron subvariants

Study finds that current antiviral drugs retain efficacy against newly emerged Omicron subvariants

Reinfections with Omicron VOCs occur more frequently and over shorter intervals

Reinfections with Omicron VOCs occur more frequently and over shorter intervals