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Highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus – referred to as HPAI H5N1 and sometimes shortened to H5N1 – is a virus that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them, especially domestic poultry. Though relatively rare, sporadic human infections with this virus have occurred and caused serious illness and death.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to view a map of human cases and deaths since 2003 and read about the first human Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus infection reported in the Americas.

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