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Avian Flu Facts: What You Need to Know

Avian flu (H5N1) was big news a few years back. These days, outbreaks of different kinds of flu (influenza) seem to be a major concern. But just how worried should we be? Is avian flu still a cause for concern? If so, how can we protect ourselves and our families? Learn everything you need to know about avian flu here.
Twelve fast facts about avian flu
Twelve fast facts about avian fluThis primer provides answers to a dozen key questions about avian flu.
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A brief history of avian flu
A brief history of avian fluAvian flu has been around for a long time in wild birds. But it has only been seen as a possible threat to humans since the late 1990s.
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Pandemics through the ages
Pandemics through the agesHistorians believe that humans have been pounded by flu pandemics 2 or 3 times a century for at least the past 400 years.
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How Canada is coping
How Canada is copingOur local, provincial, and federal governments are working together and with international forces to stop the spread of avian flu and monitor its activity here and in other countries.
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A travel guide
A travel guideWill you be traveling abroad? As you roam the globe, there are a few measures you can take to reduce the risk of an avian flu infection.
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Protect yourself against a flu pandemic
Protect yourself against a flu pandemicThe thought of a flu pandemic may put you into a panic. But there are a few ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
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Do you have avian flu?
Do you have avian flu?Do you suspect you might be sick with avian flu? Although the odds are probably against it, it's not impossible.
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Avian Flu Facts: What You Need to Know


Twelve fast facts about avian flu

A brief history of avian flu

Pandemics through the ages

How Canada is coping

A travel guide

Protect yourself against a flu pandemic

Do you have avian flu?


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