Prevention and Antiviral Treatment of Bird Flu Viruses in People
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Prevention and Antiviral Treatment of Bird Flu Viruses in People

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    CDC considers the current risk to the general public from the H5N1 bird flu outbreak in wild birds, poultry, cattle, and other animals to be low. For information on the most recent bird flu developments specific to the United States, please visit the Current Situation Summary page.
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    Protective actions around birds and other animals -- The best prevention is to avoid sources of exposure -- Protective actions for people who have contact with birds or other animals infected with bird flu because of their job -- Information for other groups who have contact with birds or other animals infected with bird flu viruses -- Hunters -- Bird owners and People who have Backyard or Hobbyist Flocks -- If you’ve had direct contact with birds or other animals infected with bird flu virus and become sick -- Vaccination reduces the potential for coinfection with seasonal flu and bird flu -- What to do if you find a sick or dead animal -- Preparing and consuming food -- Traveling to other countries -- Antiviral Drugs Can Be Used to Treat Illness -- The U.S. Government is Developing A(H5N1) Bird Flu Vaccines in Case they are Needed.
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