Avian influenza rarely infects humans and does not transmit easily between humans. Infection can range from mild illness to death. The epidemiology and virology of avian influenza viruses are continually monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their pandemic potential.
View our guidance on avian influenza:
- avian Influenza A/H5N1 in returning travellers
- avian influenza A/H7N9 in returning travellers
- infection control for severe respiratory illness - avian influenza and MERS-CoV
You can also read guidance from Public Health England (PHE):
For all infection prevention and control guidance visit the A-Z pathogens section of the National Infection and Prevention Control Manual.
Data and surveillance
View the Public Health England annual surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the UK.