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WMCTV.com Internet Insider: Avian Flu

Avian influenza (also known as bird flu or avian flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide.  For an overview of the flu, visit its listing at Wikipedia.org.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have set up a website with a wealth of information about the Avian Flu.  Click here for more information.

The World Health Organization has set up a similar website here.

MSNBC reported Tuesday afternoon that the Department of Homeland Security will take the lead if an Avian Flu crisis hits in the United States.

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