Bird flu viruses are found naturally among birds and usually do not affect people. However, the H5N1 bird flu virus that has been spreading among birds recently has been passed from birds to humans and has caused people to die. People should be careful not to come in contact with infected birds or contaminated areas during an outbreak of bird flu among poultry.
In this section, you will find information to protect yourself, your family and your birds from bird flu.
More information on bird flu is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the World Health Organization.