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Avian Influenza

Other Names: Fowl Plague, Grippe Aviaire
Avian influenza viruses are highly contagious, extremely variable viruses that are widespread in birds, particularly wild waterfowl and shorebirds. Domesticated poultry are also readily infected.

Disease Agents

  • Orthomyxoviridae Influenzavirus A

Disease Presentation

Vaccine Products

Additional Disease Specific Resources

USDA Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response (FAD PReP)

Technical Factsheet (with citations)
English PDF

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