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A Bird's-Eye of Bird Flu

What we really know about transmission

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

A Bird's-Eye of Bird Flu (7/19/2006)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How many domestic birds have died as a result of bird flu since 1997?
  2. What do experts say about bird flu's potential arrival in the Americas?
  3. What are the differing opinions about whether or not a human pandemic will occur?
  4. Why is study of the 1918 flu pandemic only somewhat helpful?
  5. Why is the fact that bird flu is so lethal for birds perhaps good news for humans?

Related Links

From Bird to Bird (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Learn more about the spread of bird flu viruses among birds.

Be Prepared (Web MD)
The White House releases flu readiness plan

Bird Flu TV Movie: Grim Worst Case (Web MD)
Both errors and painful truths are found in this made-for-TV movie

The Bird Flu Situation (Department of Health and Human Services)
One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information

Frequently Asked Questions (PandemicFlu.gov)
Search the frequent questions database by asking a question or by selecting a category.

Avian Influenza Information (Audubon Society)
Information for those who are concerned about protecting both humans and birds.

Some Good News (Fox News)
Study shows that bird flu is not spreading among wild birds.

Links updated: 22 January 2009
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