Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)




The following frequently asked questions have been answered by WHO and FAO:

  • What is avian influenza?
  • Which viruses cause highly pathogenic disease?
  • Do migratory birds spread the disease?
  • What is special about the current outbreaks in poultry?
  • How do people become infected?
  • Is it safe to eat poultry and poultry products?
  • Does the virus spread easily from birds to humans?
  • What is the status of vaccine development and production (for animals and humans)?
  • Should people get flu shots?
  • What is the role of hygienic practises in prevention and containment of the disease?