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U.S. State Dept. Avian Flu Fact Sheet  (Posted October 27, 2005)
  October 19, 2005

This Fact Sheet alerts Americans to the most recent occurrences of Influenza A H5N1 (avian influenza strain). A number of countries are reporting cases of avian influenza, commonly referred to as “bird flu” in their domestic and wild bird populations. The H5N1 strain of influenza causes severe disease in domesticated fowl. In addition, there are confirmed cases of bird-to-human transmissions of avian influenza in the South East Asia region, many of which have resulted in death...
U.K. Government reveals new bird flu restrictions  (Posted October 27, 2005)
  New measures to help prevent the spread of avian influenza have been agreed by the European Commission. Decision 2005/745/EC adopted by the EU on 21 October requires member states to ban birds at markets, shows, fairs and similar events. It may be possible to authorise some events to go ahead based on a veterinary risk assessment specific to that event.  
Advice for MedicalPractitioners on Avian Influenza  (Posted October 13, 2005)
  Australian Government - Department of Health and Aging - Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Advice for Medical Practitioners on Avian Influenza - If you are consulted by a patient with symptoms of influenza, and a history of recent exposure to live poultry or poultry droppings in Asia, you should...

Public Health Agency of Canada  (Posted October 11, 2005)
  Federal Government of Canada resource on Avian Influenza and other important health issues.  
Singapore Government Bird Flu Site  (Posted October 5, 2005)
  Information, FAQ's, facts and the latest news on the Avian Flu from the Singapore Government.  
Public Health Agency of Canada  (Posted March 16, 2005)
  Frequently Asked Questions - Avian Influenza...  
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