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Bird Flu: What You Need to Know

Villagers and domesticated ducks rest in a backyard farm in Kampot Province, southern CambodiaAlthough bird (avian) flu is currently limited to fowl and is only occasionally transmitted among those in close contact with infected birds, a risk remains that this virus will change so that it can be spread between people. If this happens the world may have a flu pandemic. We want you to have the information you need to be prepared and to respond appropriately:

Photo: Villagers and domesticated ducks rest in a backyard farm in Kampot Province, southern Cambodia, where the country's four confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian influenza have occurred since January 2005. Source: Ben Zinner/USAID

The information presented about bird flu on the Global Ministries web pages linked to above is the result of a collaborative effort by UMCOR, Health and Welfare, and Mission Personnel.