“Bird flu” is a non-scientific term that refers to a specific virus (H5N1) that has been present in domestic birds in Asia since 1997. It has caused outbreaks of disease in poultry throughout SE Asia, Africa, and Europe. Millions of birds have died or have been culled due to the disease. For additional information, go to the New Mexico Avian (Bird) Flu Website.
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A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza A virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human population; the virus causes serious illness and spreads easily from person-to-person worldwide. For additional information, go to Pandemic Flu.gov