Updated May 11, 2006
The information here is provided as a public service to health care workers and the public.
The links to government and other Web sites provide information on the current state of preparedness in the event of a widespread avian flu outbreak in the United States. The accuracy of the information included in these documents is the responsibility of the authors and not the College of American Pathologists.
The CAP has developed a fact sheet on avian flu that provides general background information and tips on how to limit your exposure.
State and Local Government Avian Flu Planning and
Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR.
February 24, 2006;
“Pandemic Planning Update.” US Department of Health and Human Services Report. March 13, 2006. (PDF, 898 K)
“Summary Report: What Laboratories Need to Know About Their Role in Influenza Testing.” Laboratory Outreach Communications System Inaugural Teleconference.
January 24, 2006. (PDF, 107 K)
Fact Sheet on Avian Influenza