Avian Influenza

Health Resources for Producers, Workers, and Families Impacted by the Avian Flu Outbreak

With the recent avian influenza outbreak, attention must be given not only to animal health, but also the health and well-being of farmers and workers. UMASH, in collaboration with its partners, has gathered information and resources to assist agricultural workers and producers with getting the assistance they need.

CDC HEALTH ADVISORY

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network (HAN)
June 2, 2015, 13:00 ET (1:00 PM ET)
CDCHAN-00378

Bird Infections with Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) Viruses: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response

Summary: Highly-pathogenic avian influenza A H5 viruses have been identified in birds in the United States since December 2014. The purpose of this HAN Advisory is to notify public health workers and clinicians of the potential for human infection with these viruses and to describe CDC recommendations for patient investigation and testing, infection control including the use personal protective equipment, and antiviral treatment and prophylaxis.

Read the full CDC Heath Advisory

ADDITIONAL LINKS AND RESOURCES


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

In the Press

Avian flu response shifts to mental health of farmers
St. Cloud Times

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