BIRD & AVIAN FLU INFORMATION
The latest news stories about this disease have backed off from their earlier treatment that made the new bird or avian flu strain sound like it will be the next pandemic. Knowing a bit about chicken diseases, I know that various strains of Avian flu have been around for centuries. There are some basic rules for poultry care that will help protect your flock (and you).
USDA Avian Flu Information Page
UC Davis Avian Flu Information Page
Studies Suggest Pandemic Isn't Imminent
BBC News: Risk of Human Outbreak 'Low'
Corporations and Chicken Factories Prep for Flu
How Bird Flu Spread by Huge Poultry Farms
Cornell University site monitoring Avian flu in US
Avian flu fact sheet and many links
Center for Disease Control Avian Flu fact sheet
Poultry handling practices during a flu outbreak
Fact sheet about the flu from USDA
Overview of Avian Flu symptoms in birds with pictures