Avian influenza in humans (bird flu)

Find out how we define and monitor cases of avian influenza in humans, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About avian influenza in humans

Avian influenza in humans, also known as bird flu, is a type A influenza virus.

Find the latest information on bird flu, the situation in Australia, international travel tips and why getting your annual flu vaccine is important on the interim Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Disease type:
Listed human
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

Surveillance and reporting

Avian influenza in humans is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

For more on avian influenza in humans in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence

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