Direct Website (NB Flu vaccination is only
available on the NHS for the elderly and people with medical conditions
that would put them at risk of serious complications of flu).
Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Deadly markets (The
Lab 8 July, 2004)
Live animal markets provide the perfect trading place for microorganisms
such as the bird flu to jump between species.
- Killer flu (Catalyst,
19 February 2004
Investigates the threat of bird flu mixing with human flu to create a lethal
flu (Health Report, 9 February 2004)
Whether H5N1 could cause the next flu pandemic depends on its ability to
mutate into a fully-fledged human flu.
- Avian flu
(Earthbeat, 31 January 2004)
Investigates how the avian flu outbreak is likely to influence other species
in the environment.
Part of the Health Matters Library, this site contains links to a fact file
about influenza, news and transcripts from ABC sources of articles concerned
with the flu and links to non-ABC sites containing information about influenza.
(Veterinary Education and Information Network, University of Sydney)
Provides links to a comprehensive list of resources on bird flu including
the latest updates, Australian resources, Ausvetplan and overseas sites.
How stuff works, USA
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)
'flu' (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University,
Provides a useful summary of features of the flu virus, the infection process,
viruses that have caused pandemics and prevention methods.
for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (University of Minnesota)
This site provides the latest news on bird flu.
The Why Files (Science Behind the News, USA)
- Welcome to the zoonoses
hall of fame
Describes some of the most notorious zoonotic diseases.
- Monkeypox is quelled
Answers the questions 'Where do new infections come from?' and 'How do they
spread into human populations?'.
- Pandora's box
Predicts which zoonoses will emerge next.
- Epidemiology's eternal buzzword:
Explains how to prevent infection of humans by viruses from animals, including
Provides general microbiology information and links to a 'Hot Germ News'
section that includes avian influenza, dengue fever, meningococcal disease,
typhoid fever, yellow fever and other germs in the news.