Saturday, April 01, 2006

Avian Influenza

Well, we should all know within the next couple of weeks what kind of effect Avian Influenza H5N1 (Bird Flu) will have on Alaska. Many people have numerous questions and concerns. I've put together a list of offical links and questions and facts sheets. Here they are;

State of Alaska, Dept of Environmental Health, State Veterinarian

State of Alaska Avian Influenza Epidemiology Bulletin

Official US Government web site on pandemic flu and avian influenza

Department of the Interior aivian influenza web site

A Few Facts about Avian Influenza in Alaska

40 Questions and Answers

What hunters should know


Britt said...

Dave, Good collection of links re the Bird Flu. Very informative!

Dave said...

Thanks Britt. I'm sure I'll be adding more.

Micky said...

Experts say that human-to-human transmission of the virus is required for the avian flu to become an epidemic, and there have been few documented cases of human-to-human transmission of the avian flu virus worldwide.

Dave said...

That's true Micky. Most cases have been in third world countries where sanitary conditions could be better.