Understanding avian influenza

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Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is a highly contagious viral disease that affects domestic and wild birds. At times, it can also affect mammal species, including humans. Beyond its impacts on animal health, the disease has devastating effects on the poultry industry, threatening workers’ livelihoods, food security and international trade.

This infographic provides an overview on the impacts, spread, transmission of avian influenza and how WOAH is leading the fight against the disease.