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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Avian influenza

Avian Influenza

Updated on 04/08/2016

Keywords : H5N1 (Bird), Avian influenza, Animal diseases, Animal health, Zoonosis, Bird flu

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral infection which affects wild and domestic birds. The disease, which has a very high mortality rate in birds and can cause great financial losses, can also under certain conditions be transmitted to humans. Here we present information on the disease and on the pathogens which cause it. 

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