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Bird Flu – Resources

 

There’s a huge – and growing – amount of information available online about bird flu/avian flu. Here is a selection.

 

General

 

World Health Organization

The WHO site should be the first site of call for anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge. It contains a vast amount of data, notably the excellent 62-page booklet Avian Influenza: Assessing the Pandemic Threat. There are also regular “Situation Updates” and extensive medical and health updates. WHO’s South-East Asian office maintains its own website, with additional information.

 

Australian Government

Official site of the Department of Health and Ageing. A dedicated bird flu website is here.
Avian Influenza
Official information site of the US poultry industry.

BirdFlu.Gov.Sg

Official Singapore government website.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This comprehensive website from the US Department of Health and Human Services contains extensive introductory material, as well as health and travel warnings.
The Flu Pandemic Preparedness Snowball
Comprehensive article by risk management consultant Dr. Peter M. Sandman.

FluWiki

Online resource designed to help people manage a flu pandemic. Includes an excellent links page.

Food and Agricultural Organization

Information on bird flu from FAO.

Nature magazine

Portal for a huge amount of bird flu data.
PandemicFlu.gov
Official US government information site.

Prevention of Avian Influenza

Official Hong Kong government website.

Wikipedia

A detailed introduction.

World Organization for Animal Health

Bird flu’s impact on animals.

 

News

 

Avian Flu News Tracker
Excellent source for breaking news, from the Wall Street Journal.
Avian Flu Research
Recent literature, tutorials, an avian flu lab registry, links, avian flu database, jobs and news.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian bird flu news.

Guardian Unlimited

Special page of bird flu news.

iFlu.org

“A simple, easy-to-read, source of information about the H5N1 avian flu virus.”

MSNBC

Bird flu page.

News Now

News reports from more than 21,000 sources.

NewsXS

7-day news aggregator.

The Poultry Site
Breaking bird flu news.

sars.com.sg

This Singapore website, established to provide information on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), now also provides an amazing bird flu news headlines service.

Yahoo News

A page of news resources.

  

Medical

 

FluSTAR

The latest flu information from Roche Laboratories. The company also maintains a dedicated website for Tamiflu.

GlaxoSmithKline

Website for the company’s Relenza medicine.

International SOS

How to prepare for a pandemic.

Mayo Clinic

A very detailed introduction to the disease.