Avian Influenza

Avian influenza is a type of influenza A virus which is mainly found in wild birds. Avian influenza can also infect domestic poultry, such as chickens and turkeys, and less commonly, mammals. Human infections with avian influenza are rare. If people do become infected, it is usually because they have had close contact with infected poultry or their environment. Symptoms can include fever, body aches, cough, sore throat, red eyes, breathing problems and sometimes, diarrhea and vomiting. Avian influenza does not spread easily from person to person.



PHO Rounds: Measles outbreaks in Canada: a brief modelling study

This PHO Rounds will describe the results of a brief modelling study that explores the impact of public health interventions such as vaccinations, case and contact management, and their potential impact on measles cases and outbreaks.

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Updated 15 Dec 2023