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For information on Swine Influenza A (H1N1), please visit
CDC's Swine Flu site or County of San Diego's "H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)" page.

You may also call the 2-1-1 Information line and ask about swine flu.

The current WHO (World Health Organization) phase of pandemic alert is now at 6.


There are NO human or animal cases
of highly pathogenic (H5N1) avian influenza in the U.S.

The threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza is a global concern. Experts expect this avian influenza or "bird flu" to reach the United States (or San Diego) in the coming months. It will occur in wild birds or domestic poultry. When this happens, this will not mean that there is an influenza pandemic in humans. This will mean, however, that the avian (bird) flu is present in the U.S. or San Diego in the nation's wild birds, with the potential to be seen in the domestic poultry. Those people who directly handle birds infected with the H5N1 virus are at the greatest risk for getting the disease.

As of August 4, 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now stating that there has been human infection/death associated with wild swans in Azerbaijan. Previously, there have been no reported cases of human transmission from wild birds.

This site provides general information and answers to frequently asked questions on pandemic and avian influenzas for general and specific audiences; information for healthcare providers; guidance on what is being done in San Diego County; a link to the local, state, and federal Pandemic Influenza Response Plans; and other links and resources.

For more information about pandemic influenza, send us an email or phone (888) 633-1330.

Affected areas with confirmed human cases of
H5N1 avian influenza since 2003.

World map showing nations with confirmed cases of the H5N1 avian influenza virus in wild birds, poultry, and humans.

For cumulative number of confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza A/(H5N1) reported to WHO (World Health Organization), go to:

San Diego’s Public Health
Avian and Pandemic Flu Information Line: (888) 633-1330.
Send us an email.

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