International Bodies

A list of international public health, animal welfare and food safety bodies that monitor avian influenza outbreaks, develop international pandemic plans and coordinate the international crisis response. See the national (by region) or national (alphabetical) pages for more information on pandemic plans and influenza surveillance in individual countries around the globe.

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • World Health Organization (Geneva HQ)
  • WHO Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response: Avian Influenza
    • Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A(H5N1)
    • Avian influenza (“ bird flu”) - Fact sheet
  • WHO Regional Office For Western Pacific: Avian Influenza (location: Manila). Covers China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, the Phillipines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Mongolia, Laos, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Hong Kong and the West Pacific Islands.
  • WHO Regional Office For South-East Asia: Avian Influenza (location: New Delhi) Covers Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, DPR Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, the Maldives.
  • WHO Pandemic preparedness page
  • WHO Global Influenza Preparedness Plan
    April 2005. WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2005.5 · pdf
  • WHO pandemic influenza draft protocol for rapid response and containment
    January 2006. Adds containment of a pandemic as a third global strategy, in addition to animal control and preparedness
  • The WHO’s list of national influenza pandemic plans
  • Strengthening pandemic influenza preparedness and response
    Report by the Secretariat, 58th World Health Assembly. April 2005 · pdf
  • WHO Checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning
    March 2005. WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2005.4 · pdf
  • WHO Guidance on development of influenza vaccine reference viruses by reverse genetics
    July 2005. WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2005.6 · pdf
  • WHO Inter-country Consultation. Influenza A/H5N1 in Humans in Asia
    Manila, 6–7 May 2005. WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2005.7 · pdf
  • Informal Consultation on Influenza Pandemic Preparedness in Countries with Limited Resources
    June 2004. WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2004.1 · pdf
  • Responding to the avian influenza pandemic threat. Recommended strategic actions
    September 2005. WHO/CDS/SCR/GIP/2005.8 · pdf, 22pp, 113.7 KB
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  • Communicable disease control in emergencies: A field manual
    Edited by M.A. Connolly. 608 pp. January 2005 · pdf (1.54 MB)
  • WHO Health and Medical Services Contingency Plan
    Updated 27 Sept 2005 · pdf

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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

  • World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) (Paris HQ)
  • OIE Daily Update on Avian Influenza Situation in Birds (Type H5)
  • Weekly Report of Animal Diseases (including Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) indexed by date, and published during the past 18 months by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) - very detailed.

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Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome HQ)
  • FAO Avian Influenza provides disease reports and avian influenza ‘bulletins’, bi-weekly and cumulative outbreak maps, background information.

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)

  • Humanitarian Early Warning Service
  • HEWSweb Avian Influenza provides updated humanitarian information and maps.

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Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA)

  • Veterinary laboratories Agency
    An Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
    • Avian Influenza Update from VLA
    • Avian Influenza Information

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  • FAO: Wild birds expected to spread bird flu virus further full text · video (mov) (25 MB)
    31 August 2005, Rome – The deadly strain of avian influenza that has hit several countries in Asia is likely to be carried over long distances along the flyways of wild water birds to the Middle East, Europe, South Asia and Africa, FAO warned today. video with statement by FAO Animal Health Director, S. Jutzi.

  • FAO: Avian Influenza in Mongolia
    Synthesis report by two missions of Dr. Les Sims, FAO. August 2005 · pdf

  • FAO–OIE–WHO Consultation on Avian Influenza and Human Health
    Risk Reduction Measures in Producing, Marketing, and Living with Animals in Asia. Aug 4 2005 · pdf

  • FAO: Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Selected Control Strategies for Influenza in Viet Nam and Thailand
    Bangkok. 29 June 2005 · pdf

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