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.
This primer provides answers to a dozen key questions about avian flu.
Avian 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.
Historians believe that humans have been pounded by flu pandemics 2 or 3 times a century for at least the past 400 years.
Our 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.
Will 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.
The 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.