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Bird Flu: Is a Pandemic Looming in Our Future?

Author(s): Deanne Erdmann, MS, Christopher Burnett, BA, and Nancy Moreno, PhD

Avian Influenza: Preventing Transmission

Measures to keep avian influenza (bird flu) from spreading among animal populations have included: destruction of carcasses of animals that have died from H5N1 infection; vaccination of massive numbers of domestic birds against the current strain of H5N1; and efforts to minimize contact between domestic birds and wild birds, which are potential carriers of avian influenza.