Bird Flu Alarm



Understanding Avian Influenza

Vaccination of Health-Care Workers against Human Influenza

Vaccination of Health-Care Workers against Human Influenza

health-care workers involved in the care of patients with documented or suspected avian influenza should be vaccinated with the most recent seasonal human influenza vaccine.

In addition to providing protection against the predominant circulating influenza strain, this measure is intended to reduce the likelihood of a health-care worker's being co-infected with human and avian strains, where genetic rearrangement could take place, leading to the emergence of potential pandemic strain.