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Avian Influenza

While the Game Commission does not specialize in human health issues, some general information on Avian Influenza is provided below. For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To ensure you have the facts about bird flu and wild birds, we have compiled a list of important facts, answers to common questions and links to more detailed information.


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More Information:

USDA Guidance for Hunters (.pdf)

For more information about pandemic flu and human influenza go to:
PA Pandemic Preparedness
The U.S. Government's pandemic and avian flu Web site
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site
The World Health Organization's Web site

For more information about avian influenza and H5N1 in wild birds go to:
Interagency National H5N1 Surveillance Plan
U.S. Department of the Interior's Avian Influenza
USGS National Wildlife Health Center's avian influenza Web site
USGS Alaska Science Center

For more safety information on avian influenza go to:
Alaska Hunter Fact Sheet
USGS Wildlife Health Bulletin
World Health Organization Safe Food Preparation Guide

For more information on avian influenza in domestic animals go to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Avian Influenza

Game Commission Region Offices:

Northwest Region - Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. (814) 432-3187

Southwest Region - Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties. (724) 238-9523

Northcentral Region - Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga and Union counties. (570) 398-4744

Southcentral Region - Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties. (814) 643-1831

Northeast Region - Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. (570) 675-1143

Southeast Region - Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties. (610) 926-3136